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Spencer Collection British Elizabeth II Type Gold Set with VIP Proof Sovereign - 2nd

2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Current Statistics
Rank

2
GPA with Top Bonuses

68.680
GPA Weighted

68.680
Complete

65.79%
Set Rating

45.184

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.

Spencer Collection British Elizabeth II Type Gold Set with VIP Proof Sovereign

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
Sovereign Pre-Decimal 1952-1970 207225 1958 Sov PR66 1 1 133
Great 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 1980-1984 389396 1982 £5 PR69DC 38 9 22914
Great Britain Gold 5 Pound Gem Deep Cameo Proof, Low Mintage, S.4201, Tied for Finest
Two Pounds Decimal 1980-1983 207303 1982 £2 PR69 17 116
Great Britain, Proof 2 PD, Tied for Finest
Sovereign Decimal 1974-1984 207238 1982 Sov PR69 5 931
Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, Tied for Finest
Half-Sovereign Decimal 1980-1984 206848 1983 1/2 Sov PR69 21 1023
Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, Tied for Finest
Five Pounds Third Portrait 1985-1997 388496 1990 £5 PR67CA 1 1 15198
Great Britain Gold 5 Pound GEM Cameo Proof, Scarce
Two Pounds Third Portrait 1985-1997 389120 1997 £2 PR69DC 4 1302
Great Britain, Proof 2 PD, Tied for Finest
Sovereign Third Portrait 1985-1997 388567 1995 Sov PR69DC 11 731
Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, Low Mintage Date, Deep Cameo Gem, Tied for Finest
Half-Sovereign Third Portrait 1985-1997 206850 1985 1/2 Sov PR69 1 656
Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, Finest
Britannia 100 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-1997 619010 1987 £100 PR69DC 142 2 2356
Great Britain, Gold 100 Pds Britannia PROOF DC
Britannia 50 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-1997 162469 1988 £50 PR68 1 21160
Great Britain, Gold Proof 50 Pds 1988 Britannia, Half Ounce AGW, Finest
Britannia 25 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-1997 619009 1987 £25 PR69DC 68 1 1141
Great Britain, Proof Quarter Ounce Gold
Britannia 10 Pounds Third Portrait 1987-1997 162519 1988 £10 PR68 1 1 8158
Great Britain 10 Pound Small Gold, Britannia
Five Pounds Anniversary 1989 207387 1989 £5 PR68 3 1 1317
Great Britain, One Year Type; Queen Facing on Throne; Rv. Royal Arms Surmounted on Crowned Double Tudor Rose, Very Popular Design
Two Pounds Anniversary 1989 207308 1989 £2 PR69 4 373
Great Britain, One Year Type; Queen Facing on Throne; Rv. Royal Arms Surmounted on Crowned Double Tudor Rose, Very Popular Type
Sovereign Anniversary 1989 207245 1989 Sov PR69 2 371
Great 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 1989 206854 1989 1/2 Sov PR69 1 27
Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, One Year Type, Finest
Five Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 169341 2000 £5 PR69 1 1132271
GB 5 PD Gold Gem Proof, Low Mintage Type, Finest
Two Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 171992 2003 £2 PR69 88 6 1076386
Great Britain, Proof 2 Pound Gold, PR69DCAM on Holder
Sovereign Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 162609 2003 Sov PR69 47 1 1710688
Great Britain, Gold Proof Sovereign, PR69DCAM on Holder
Half-Sovereign Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 162571 2003 1/2 Sov PR69 50 1 1209397
Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign, PR69DCAM on Holder
Quarter-Sovereign 2009-2015 1/4 Sov
Britannia 100 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 143866 2006 £100 PR69DC 166 5 377159
Great Britain Gold
Britannia 50 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 143865 2006 £50 PR69DC 154 17 298303
Great Britain Gold
Britannia 25 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 143864 2006 £25 PR69DC 147 14 295301
Great Britain Gold
Britannia 10 Pounds Fourth Portrait 1998-2015 388570 1989 £10 PR69DC 7 9132200
Great Britain 10 PD Small Gold, Tied for Finest
Britannia 1 Pound Fourth Portrait 2013-2015 £1
Britannia 50 Pence Fourth Portrait 2014-2015 545911 2014 50p
Five Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present 2016 £5
Sovereign Fifth Portrait 2015-present Sov
Half-Sovereign Fifth Portrait 2015-present 1/2 Sov
Five Pounds Celabratory Effigy (2016) 596262 2016 £5
Two Pounds Celabratory Effigy (2016) 596261 2016 £2
Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016) 595870 2016 Sov
Half-Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016) 596263 2016 1/2 Sov
Quarter-Sovereign Celabratory Effigy (2016) 596264 2016 1/4 Sov
Britannia 100 Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present 593571 2016 £100
Britannia 500 Pounds Fifth Portrait 2016-present 613010 2016 £500