In 1984 the Royal Mint is issuing three United Kingdom gold proof coins, with maximum minting limits of 22,500 each for the half-sovereign and sovereign, and 8,000 of the five pound denomination. A number have been reserved for issue as a three-coin gold collection. The classic reverse design depicts the Benedetto Pistrucci portrayal of St George, on horseback, slaying the dragon.
The engraver's initials'BP' can be found on the base under the right rear hoof of the horse. The obverse depicts the renowned Arnold Machin portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which has appeared on nearly all United Kingdom coinage since 1968. Proof coins are struck to the highest standards using specially selected blanks and highly polished dies.
The relief design is further enhanced by an attractive frosted finish which provides a pleasing contrast to the mirror-like background. Local Pick-up is available in our showroom. Your continuing satisfaction is very important to us. Unslabbed coins will be sent to buyers in personalized coin flips.As one of the largest Coin & Jewelry Companies on the west coast, and also one of the best gold buyers, Continental has been the destination for coins, jewelry, fine art and collectible buyers and sellers for over 45 years. All items for sale are available for viewing at our Southern California showroom. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support. Continental Coin and Jewelry Company Web Department.