Proof gold sovereign Diameter 22mm. ELIZABETH• II• DEI• GRATIA• REGINA• F• D• I0 POUNDS around her diademed, draped bust right. R. St George on horseback right, killing the dragon, 1979 in exergue. S. SC1. Brilliant almost FDC, held in a plastic capsule, in Royal Mint folding case and card box of issue. The exterior of the card box is slightly dirty, the Royal Mint logo on the wallet is a little faded in places.
Obverse design by Arnold Machin, reverse by Benedetto Pistrucci. The practice of supplying a 'certificate of authenticity did not begin until 1980. The coin is nevertheless quite genuine and beautiful!
This is graded to strict British and European standards.
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