Queen Elizabeth II Proof Sovereigns by Ian Rank-Broadley 1998-2015

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Queen Elizabeth II Proof Sovereigns (4th Portrait) 1998-2015

Specially struck versions of the classic gold sovereign, struck with polished dies to create a mirrored finish to the field and a frosted one to the detail.

Obverse: Queen facing right wearing a tiara, initials IRB. denoting designer Ian Rank-Broadley raised below truncation.

Reverse: St.George mounted with sword attacking the dragon, streamer flowing from St George's helmet. The date appears below the exergue line at the bottom with the letters B.P. to the right.

Special design Reverses : 

2002: Shield design based on the original Victorian (1838-1887) Ensigns Armorial with plain shield surrounded by laurel leaves and crown. The initials TN denoting designer Timothy Noad placed within laurel leaves to the right of the shield.

2005: Contemporary design of St George slaying the dragon with sword and carrying shield. Design by Timothy Noad although his initials do not appear on the coin. The date below wing of the dragon slightly to the left of center.

2012: The design by Sculptor 'Paul Day' was the winning entry in the Royal Mints competition. The depiction of George& Dragon shows the Dragon in a fiercer light. 

- Struck in 22ct gold
- Weight: 7.98g / Diameter: 22.05mm
- Obverse by Ian Rank-Broadley
- Featuring Reverse design of St George & the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci
- Except 2002 Timothy Noad Shield Reverse  / 2005 Contemporary Reverse /
- 2012 Paul Day Romanticised St George Dragon design.
- Die Axis: ↑ / ↑
- Walnut Presentation case with numbered certificate of authenticity. 

All Queen Elizabeth II 4th Portrait sovereigns were struck at the Liantrisant mint in Wales, none were struck at overseas mints. The photos shown are examples only, the grade you will receive will be (FDC) untouched condition..