2016 Proof Sovereign FDC
2016 Proof Sovereign.
Obverse portrait by James Butler, this special edition was issued to celebrate the 90th Birthday of her Majesty.
Obverse: Bust of the Queen facing right and wearing a crown, the letters J.B. behind her neck.
Legend: Elizabeth II . DEF . GRA . REGINA . FID . DEF (Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith.)
Reverse: St George slaying the dragon. Date below exergue ground line with small letters to the far right B.P. For the famous original St George and the Dragon designer Benedetto Pistrucci.
Certificate of Authenticity Number 7486
Mintage: 7,995 plus 1,666 included in sets, The Royal Mint.
Catalogue: Spink SC10.
Alloy: 916.7 Au
Maximum Coin Mintage: 9,675
Limited Edition Presentation, 7,500.
This coin is presented in a quality case with certificate of Authenticity and a booklet, Sovereigns through the ages.
The Gold Sovereign series last published price guide April 2021 listed this coin at 1000 Pounds (Marsh, Number 346), it is highly sought after by sovereign collectors as only this issue has the James Butler design.