2002 British Gold 4 Coin Proof Sets
Gold Sovereign Series - New Designs for the Golden Jubilee
It is now official that the sovereign series of gold coins will have a shield design for the Golden Jubilee year 2002. This special design will only be used for the single year. The last time this occurred was in 1989, and this is only the second time in over a century.
The 4 coin gold proof sovereign sets contain a £5, £2, sovereign, and half sovereign, and usually a Royal Mint medallion. They are housed in luxurious leather cases, with each coin secure within its own plastic capsule.
The shield reverse was last used for Queen Victoria from 1838 to 1887 inclusive. This was Victoria's golden jubilee year, and the design of the sovereigns was changed in that year. In fact for the date 1887. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the Royal Mint appear to have chosen not only to change the sovereign design for our own Queen's golden jubilee, but also to revert back to the shield design, although of course the 2002 shield will be different from the Victorian shield design.
For 2001, the issue limit was only 1,000. The issue limits for 2002 have been increased considerably to 2,500 because of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)||19.30||3.99||0.1177||Shield
Notes on Table
Weight = gross weight in grams.
*AGW = Actual intrinsic gold weight in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
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Royal Mint - June 2011
We noticed the Royal Mint are advertising this set for £2,999 and are sourced to order. At this time we were selling the same set for approximately £2,300 and they were in stock!
More information about British gold sets is available on our British Gold Sets Information page.
2002 Three Coin Sovereign Set
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Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
EU Insured Post £10 per order, plus £1 per £1,000
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20, plus $1 per $1,000
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $60, plus $1 per $1,000
2002 Golden Jubilee 13 Coin Gold Proof Set
Obverse of 2002 Gold Proof Sovereign
British Gold Sets Information
British 4 Coin Gold Sets For Sale
Reverse of 2002 Gold Proof Sovereign
2002 Four Coin Sovereign Set in Presentation Box