1982 Gold Proof £2 Double Sovereign NGC PF70 UCAM

Obverse:
Shoulder-length bust of the Queen facing right, wearing a tiara and off the shoulder dress, by Arnold Machin.

Reverse:
St George slaying the Dragon. Date below exergue ground line with the small letters B.P. to right.

Legend: ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Edge: Milled | Die Axis: Upright | Type: Proof | Mint: London | Mintage: 2,500 | Rating: Normal

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Description

Obverse:
Shoulder-length bust of the Queen facing right, wearing a tiara and off the shoulder dress, by Arnold Machin.

Reverse:
St George slaying the Dragon. Date below exergue ground line with the small letters B.P. to right.

Legend: ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Edge: Milled | Die Axis: Upright | Type: Proof | Mint: London | Mintage: 2,500 | Rating: Normal
Only 2,500 pieces were issued in 1982 (Maximum number of 1982 4 coin gold proof sovereign sets released).

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the “Second Portrait”, by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland” diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty’s grandmother) in 1947 – which she also has on the Rank-Broadleyand the Gottwald portraits.

St George is on horseback, advancing to right, wearing a helmet and chlamys (cape, or cloak) fastened in front by a fibula, and holding a sword. His left hand clutches the rein of the horse’s bridle, and he does not wear armor, other than on his lower legs and feet, with his toes bare. The saint’s horse appears to be half attacking, half shrinking from the dragon, which lies wounded by George’s spear and in the throes of death. The point of a spear is broken off in the dragon’s side; the shaft lays on the ground behind the horse.

Additional information

Manufacturer

The Royal Mint

Metal type

Gold

Weight

15.98g

Pure metal content

14.6448

Fineness

916.7

Thickness

28.4mm diameter x 2mm thickness

Obverse designer

Arnold Machin

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