In 1989 to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the first Gold Sovereign, the Royal Mint released a special Limited Issue Tudor Rose Sovereign Gold Proof 3 Coin Set struck in solid 22 Carat Gold and includes the Double Sovereign 15.98 grams, Full Sovereign 7.98 grams, Half Sovereign3.99 grams of 22 carat gold .
The 1989 Gold Sovereigns feature two new designs by Bernard Sindall, both of which are modern adaptations of the original sovereign design of 1489.
The reverse is a Shield Of The Royal Arms ensigned by an open Royal Crown, the whole superimposed upon a double rose and the circumscription ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLD SOVEREIGN 1489-1989.
The obverse shows Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II DEI GRA REG FID DEF, which may be translated as Elizabeth II - by Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.
Issuing Country: United Kingdom
Metal: Solid 22 Carat Gold
Total Weight: 27.95 Grams
Quality: Gold Proof
Issue Limit: 7,936 Worldwide
Presentation: Boxed with Certificate of Authenticity
These legal tender coins have been struck to the highest Proof Quality using specially selected blanks and highly polished dies
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