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 4 Coin Set struck in solid 22 Carat Gold and includes the Quintuple Sovereign 39.94 grams 22 carat gold, Double Sovereign 15.98 grams, Full Sovereign 7.98 grams, Half Sovereign 3.99 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: 67.89 Grams
Quality: Gold Proof
Issue Limit: 5,000 Worldwide
Presentation: Boxed with Certificate of Authenticity
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