In 1989, the Royal Mint celebrated a milestone for its Gold Sovereign that most other mints could only dream of, a 500th anniversary. The modern Great Britain Sovereign can trace its roots to the sovereigns of the Tudor Dynasty in the 15th and 16th centuries. Right now, 1989 Proof Great Britain Gold Sovereign 3-Coin Sets are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Arrives in a commemorative box!
- 500th-anniversary celebration for the Gold Sovereign!
- Inspired by the Tudor Sovereigns first issued in 1489!
- Set contains a Double Sovereign, Sovereign, and Half Sovereign!
- Contains a total of .8234 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Beautiful proof strikes.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Royal Arms with the Tudor double rose on the reverse.
Each 1989 Proof Great Britain Gold Sovereign 3-Coin Set available here comes with a commemorative box for displaying the coins. Included within the set are three different 1989 Gold Sovereigns. This includes the Double Sovereign, Sovereign, and Half Sovereign coins issued by the Royal Mint. Each coin is a proof specimen with frosted designs and mirrored fields.
In a departure from the standard design for modern Great Britain Sovereigns, these special 1989 proofs are inspired by the design of the sovereign gold coins first issued in 1489 by King Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of each coin in the 1989 Proof Great Britain Gold Sovereign Set. Her Majesty is shown seated upon a throne with regal robes and an Imperial Crown. This front-facing relief of the Queen is based on the many versions of the sovereign issued during the reign of the House of Tudor.
The modern Royal Arms of England is set at the center of a design on the reverse of 1989 Proof Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coins in the 3-Coin Set. The Royal Arms features the modern, quartered shield with the Three Lions of England, the Lion of Scotland, and the Harp of Ireland in the quadrants. This shield is set against a background that reflects the famous Tudor double rose.
King Henry VII founded the House of Tudor at the end of the Wars of the Roses. By marrying Elizabeth of York, he united the competing claims to the throne of the House of York and House of Lancaster. He merged their respective white and red roses to a double-rose design for the House of Tudor symbol.
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