1989 500th Anniversary Sovereign by Bernard Sindall Gold Proof £5 Coin

Marks the 500th anniversary of the Sovereign, celebrating British numismatic history and the evolution of its coinage.

Bernard Sindall’s reimagining of the original 1489 Sovereign design, showcasing the deep roots and continuity of British currency.

Raphael Maklouf’s elegant effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, embodying Her grace and Royal stature.

“ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLD SOVEREIGN 1489-1989,” making it the sole instance where the term ‘sovereign’ appeared on a British coin

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PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO

£ POA

In the grand tradition of British numismatics, 1989 marked the introduction of the exceptional Sovereign by Bernard Sindall Gold Proof £5 Coin, commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Sovereign. This remarkable coin, a testament to the rich heritage and craftsmanship of British coinage, is crafted from the finest 22-Carat Gold, weighing a substantial 1.41 ounces.

The reverse of this exquisite coin features the masterful design by Bernard Sindall, paying homage to the historical significance of the Sovereign. The design captures the essence of the original 1489 Sovereign, bringing to life the rich history and evolution of British currency. It is a portrayal that intertwines the past and present, symbolising the continuity and prestige of British coinage.

The obverse of the coin proudly displays an elegant and sophisticated portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by the renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf. This depiction of the Queen exemplifies regal grace and dignity, enhancing the coin’s allure as a collector’s gem.

Expertly struck with meticulous attention to detail, this coin represents the pinnacle of numismatic artistry. The use of specially selected dies and highly polished blanks ensures that every aspect of Sindall’s design and Maklouf’s portrait is rendered with exceptional clarity and lustre, reflecting the coin’s prestige and heritage.

With its limited mintage, the 1989 Sovereign by Bernard Sindall Gold Proof £5 Coin is an exclusive and coveted piece. Its composition of solid, fine 916.7 Gold not only confirms its purity but also underscores its significant intrinsic and historical value. This coin is not just a monetary item; it is a celebration of British history, a symbol of the enduring legacy of the Sovereign, and a tribute to the artistry and craftsmanship of British numismatics.

MetalGold
CollectionCommemorative
Diameter22.05mm
Weight (grams)39.94g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage5000
Year1989
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerBernard Sindall
Reverse DesignerBernard Sindall
Denomination£5 Crown
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified

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