The 2020 Sovereign Gold Proof Five Coin Set, Coin Set from Saint Helena - detailed information

The 2020 Sovereign Gold Proof Five Coin Set
Set NameThe 2020 Sovereign Gold Proof Five Coin Set
Saint Helena / The 2020 Sovereign Gold Proof Five Coin Set - photo

These special commemorative sovereign gold coins were issued by the East India Company to commemorate 200 years since the end of King George III's reign.

King George III was one of Britain's longest serving monarchs, and sat upon the throne for nearly 60 years. He was however, one of the most unfortunate ones, and spent most of his final years in poor mental health, for which he is sadly, best known.

During the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) Britain had exchanged large cash subsidies to pay nations such as Austria, Prussia and Russia to join British forces in the fight against France. As a direct result of the military and economic warfare against France, Britain was thrown into a state of great financial instability.

In order to re-stabilise Britain’s currency, the government introduced a series of coins, including the sovereign. These coins were truly worth their weight in gold and silver and the Act defined the value of the pound sterling relative to gold and silver. The coins in the set feature designs of famous coins from the reign of King George III.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mintage100
PackagingBoxed
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Coin Set Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Issued2020
Coins5
Mintage100
Coins GradeProof
Material0.9167 Gold
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