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British Gold Type Set, Elizabeth II (acc. 1952): Spencer Collection British Elizabeth II Type Gold Set with VIP Proof Sovereign
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Spencer Collection British Elizabeth II Type Gold Set with VIP Proof Sovereign - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank 2
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 68.680
Complete 65.79%
Set Rating 45.184
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About this set: Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926, in London, England, the oldest child of the Duke of York and his wife, Elizabeth. Her father became King George VI of Great Britain and Ireland in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII (1894–1972) gave up the throne. She married Philip Mountbatten in November 1947, (a distant cousin) and they had four children—Prince Charles (1948–), Princess Anne (1950–), Prince Andrew (1960–), and Prince Edward (1964–). Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her father in 1952. Elizabeth II has had a long and glorious reign during which the coinage of England underwent significant change. For example, in 1965 it was decided to change to a decimal system of coinage in the year 1971. As part of the transition to decimal coinage the halfpenny and halfcrown were demonetized. Of special interest to the type gold collector are the pre-decimal issues which are of the highest rarity. A few proof gold sovereigns were minted and released to very important people (hence the name VIP Proof Sovereigns) in 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1963. Examples of the VIP Proof Sovereigns have periodically been available at public auction where prices realized have reflected their rarity. The Spencer Collection includes a 1958 VIP Proof Sovereign (Spink #4125) with famous provenance; ex Sharps-Pixley Collection and more recently, ex Terner. The five pound, two pound and half-sovereign pre-decimal proof coins are pretty much non-existent, however a few proof only coins were minted in 1953, but never released to the public.

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Spencer Collection British Elizabeth II Type Gold Set with VIP Proof Sovereign
ImageItemPCGS No.DateDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
Sovereign Pre-Decimal 1952-19702072251958SovPR6611123Great Britain, Gold Proof "VIP" Sovereign, WR-450, R4, A "VIP" Sovereign because this date in Proof was only given to Very Important People by the Crown; Ex Sharps-Pixley Collection and more recently Ex Terner Collection
Five Pounds Decimal 1980-19843893961982£5PR69DC38922914Great Britain Gold 5 Pound Gem Deep Cameo Proof, Low Mintage, S.4201, Tied for Finest
Two Pounds Decimal 1980-19832073031982£2PR691701160Great Britain, Proof 2 PD, Tied for Finest
Sovereign Decimal 1974-19842072381982SovPR6950901Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, Tied for Finest
Half-Sovereign Decimal 1980-198420684819831/2 SovPR69210993Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, Tied for Finest
Five Pounds Third Portrait 1985-19973884961990£5PR67CA1114197Great Britain Gold 5 Pound GEM Cameo Proof, Scarce
Two Pounds Third Portrait 1985-19973891201997£2PR69DC401302Great Britain, Proof 2 PD, Tied for Finest
Sovereign Third Portrait 1985-19973885671995SovPR69DC110731Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, Low Mintage Date, Deep Cameo Gem, Tied for Finest
Half-Sovereign Third Portrait 1985-199720685019851/2 SovPR6910656Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, Finest
Britannia 100 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-19976190101987£100PR69DC14222356Great Britain, Gold 100 Pds Britannia PROOF DC
Britannia 50 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-19971624691988£50PR681021160Great Britain, Gold Proof 50 Pds 1988 Britannia, Half Ounce AGW, Finest
Britannia 25 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-19976190091987£25PR69DC6811141Great Britain, Proof Quarter Ounce Gold
Britannia 10 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-19971625191988£10PR68118158Great Britain 10 Pound Small Gold, Britannia
Five Pounds Anniversary 19892073871989£5PR68311317Great Britain, One Year Type; Queen Facing on Throne; Rv. Royal Arms Surmounted on Crowned Double Tudor Rose, Very Popular Design
Two Pounds Anniversary 19892073081989£2PR6940373Great Britain, One Year Type; Queen Facing on Throne; Rv. Royal Arms Surmounted on Crowned Double Tudor Rose, Very Popular Type
Sovereign Anniversary 19892072451989SovPR6920371Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, One Year Type, Queen Facing on Throne; Rv. Royal Arms Surmounted on Crowned Double Tudor Rose, High Demand Coin, Extremely Popular Design, Tied for Finest Known
Half-Sovereign Anniversary 198920685419891/2 SovPR6910260Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, One Year Type, Finest
Five Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20151693412000£5PR69101131271GB 5 PD Gold Gem Proof, Low Mintage Type, Finest
Two Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20151719922003£2PR698861076386Great Britain, Proof 2 Pound Gold, PR69DCAM on Holder
Sovereign Fourth Portrait 1998-20151626092003SovPR694711710688Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, PR69DCAM on Holder
Half-Sovereign Fourth Portrait 1998-201516257120031/2 SovPR695011209397Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, PR69DCAM on Holder
Quarter-Sovereign 2009-2015   1/4 Sov  
Britannia 100 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20151438662006£100PR69DC1665377159Great Britain Gold
Britannia 50 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20151438652006£50PR69DC15417298303Great Britain Gold
Britannia 25 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20151438642006£25PR69DC14714295301Great Britain Gold
Britannia 10 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-20153885701989£10PR69DC709132200Great Britain 10 PD Small Gold, Tied for Finest
Britannia 1 Pound Fourth Portrait 2013-2015   £1  
Britannia 50 Pence Fourth Portrait 2014-2015545911201450p  
Five Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present6149412016£5  
Sovereign Fifth Portrait 2015-present   Sov  
Half-Sovereign Fifth Portrait 2015-present59720820151/2 Sov  
Five Pounds Celabratory Effigy (2016)5962622016£5  
Two Pounds Celabratory Effigy (2016)5962612016£2  
Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016)5958702016Sov  
Half-Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016)59626320161/2 Sov  
Quarter-Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016)59626420161/4 Sov  
Britannia 100 Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present5935712016£100  
Britannia 500 Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present6130102016£500  
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