Royal Mint Issued Queen Elizabeth II Portrait 4 Sovereign Collection

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Royal Mint Issued Queen Elizabeth II Portrait 4 Sovereign Collection

Royal Mint issued Queen Elizabeth II 4 coin sovereign portrait collection, featuring one each of the following sovereigns from each era. The collection comes with original wooden case and outer carton along with a certificate of authenticity. 

Queen Elizabeth II Sovereigns 1957-1968

The very first sovereigns struck of Queen Elizabeth’s reign were dated 1953 and only a very few were struck in proof form, no currency type coins exist and the proof itself is only held in national collections so it is not one which is expected to come to the market place. I mention this very special coin as its portrait design by Mary Gillick remained exactly the same for the first year of the currency type issue in 1957 but due to changes in the Commonwealth the words BRITT.OMN had been removed from the obverse. So by the time the public got their first look at the sovereign we were already on the 2nd bust. 

Mary Gillick’s second portrait design also known as the pre-decimal head sovereign was produced from 1957-1959 and 1962-1968, 1960-61 do not exist. The 1957 has a finer edge milling often referred to as graining and to simplify means that it has more milling then 1958 onwards. 

Queen Elizabeth II Sovereigns 1974-1982

Obverse: Queen head facing right wearing a coronet, The initials of the designer do not appear and the truncation is blank.

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.

Queen Elizabeth II Sovereigns (3rd Portrait) 1985-1997

Obverse: Queen head coronet bust facing right effigy designed by Raphael David Maklouf, Initials RDM in 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.

Queen Elizabeth II Sovereigns (4th Portrait) 2000-2015

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.

 Set Specification

- Number of Full Sovereigns: 4
- Struck in 22ct gold 
- Fineness: .916
- Total Coin Weight: 31.92g (sovereign weighs can vary 7.96g-8.00g)
- Total Gold Content: 0.234 x 4 = 0.936 Troy ounces