1980 Gold Sovereign Proof 4-Coin Set


1980 Gold 4-Coin Sovereign Proof Set consists of:

  • 1980 Gold Five-Pound (Quintuple Sovereign)
  • 1980 Gold Double Sovereign (Gold Two-Pound)
  • 1980 Gold Sovereign
  • 1980 Gold Half-Sovereign

This was the first modern gold proof sovereign set to be issued by the Royal Mint.

Queen Elizabeth II's second portrait can be seen on the obverse of all four coins, designed by Arnold Machin.


Benedetto Pistrucci's famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on each of the reverses.


The four coins are all made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold fineness of 0.916), and are housed in their original Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsules. The coins are presented in their Royal Mint green leatherette presentation case, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 sets were issued by the Royal Mint in 1980.

Coin Weights
Five Pounds: 39.94g
Two Pounds: 15.98g
Sovereign: 7.98g
Half Sovereign: 3.99g


Mintage: 10,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1980 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is Margaret Thatcher (Conservative). US President is James Earl (Jimmy) Carter. Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The Iranian Embassy Siege, ended by the SAS. Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Olympics in Moscow. John Lennon is shot dead in New York. UK inflation at 18%. The Rendlesham Forest incident, the most well known UFO incident to occur in Britain.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold 4-Coin Sets
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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