1979 Proof Sovereign 40-Year Anniversary Celebration | The Royal Mint

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1979 Proof Sovereign 40-Year Anniversary Celebration

  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 160
  • Each coin comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • This 1979 Proof Sovereign was the first Proof Sovereign manufactured at The Royal Mint’s Llantrisant site
  • Released in the year of The Royal Mint’s 50th anniversary of operation at the Llantrisant site
  • A celebration of the first commercially available Proof Sovereign since the coronation of George VI in 1937
  • Struck in 22 carat gold and finished to Proof standard
  • Featuring the second coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, designed by Arnold Machin
Price: £575.00
  • In Stock
  • Delivery within 3 to 5 working days.
  • Product code: HIS79SOV

A Celebration of 40 Years

The Sovereign was first struck in 1489 during the reign of Henry VII. Steeped in heritage, with a reputation built on 500 years of history, it is feted for its unrivalled quality and accuracy that is guaranteed by The Royal Mint, the home of The Sovereign.

The first Proof Sovereign produced at The Royal Mint in Llantrisant was struck in 1979. The last commercially available Proof Sovereign before this was struck in 1937, the year of the coronation of George VI.

As we reach an important anniversary for the coin, The Royal Mint celebrates with this very special historic coin release in the year we also celebrate 50 years of operation at our site in Llantrisant.

1979 Proof Sovereign 40-Year Anniversary Celebration

Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
Year 1979

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