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The 1980 Gold Proof Sovereign
Brand: Royal Mint Limited
Product Code: HIS80SGS
Royal Mint Product Description:
As the 1980s began, politics was a hot topic and the television of the time reflected this with millions tuning in to watch the satirical 'Yes Minister'. A recession loomed but Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher insisted, "The lady's not for turning," and John Lennon was shot dead at his New York home. Many were sad to see the pre-decimal sixpence withdrawn from circulation, but it lived on in the Christmas puddings of many a family home!
The Sovereign has become something of a constant through such changing times, and this Sovereign was struck in 1980 in 22 carat gold with the famous Saint George and the dragon design, perfected in The Royal Mint's Proof finish. The nostalgic coin's obverse features the second circulating coinage portrait of The Queen by Arnold Machin, perfect to enhance any collection or evoke special memories of 1980.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||Arnold Machin|
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