1996 3-Coin Sovereign Set consists of
- 1996 Proof Sovereign
- 1996 Proof Half-Sovereign
- 1996 Proof Quarter-Sovereign
Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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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 3-Coin SetsGold 3-Coin Sets have been made by the Royal Mint since the early 1980's. The 3 coins can vary so you should check the documentation carefully. In 2010, the Royal Mint started to issue two sets per year; the standard set has a sovereign, half-sovereign and quarter-sovereign, and the premium set has double-sovereign, sovereign and half-sovereign.
Which Mint: The Royal MintThe 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 KingdomThe 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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