Queen Elizabeth II
Gold Sovereigns
The reign of Elizabeth (1952 - ), is long enough to prompt five distinctive portraits thus far.
These depict her as a young woman on her ascension to the throne, as a more regal young ruler in 1974, as an confident monarch in 1985 and as an elderly ruler in 1998.
The 1989 single year issue depicts the en robed monarch seated on a throne
The reverse is the scene of St. George slaying the dragon, for 1989 it was a Tudor Rose, for 2002 a shield motif and for 2005 a "Harry Potter" type of St George.

Queen Elizabeth II
Wreath

1957 - 1968
Year Bullion Proof
1953 None for Collectors
1957 2,072,000 Rare
1958 8,700,140 Rare
1959 1,358,228 Rare
1962 3,000,000
1963 7,400,000
1964 3,000,000
1965 3,800,000
1966 7,050,000
1967 5,000,000
1968 4,203,000

Decimal

1974 - 1984
Year Bullion Proof
1974 5,002,566
1976 4,045,0056
1978 6,550,000
1979 9,100,000 50,000
1980 5,100,000 91,200
1981 5,000,000 32,960
1982 2,950,000 22,250
1983 21,250
1984 19,975
Proof mintages above include coins issued as part of gold sets as well as those individually issued

Third Portrait

1985 - 1997
Year No Bullion Issues Proof
1985 17,242
1986 17,579
1987 22,479
1988 18,862
500th Anniversary Single Year Issue
1989 23,471
1990 8,425
1991 7,201
1992 6,904
1993 6,090
1994 7,165
1995 9,330
1996 9,110
1997 9,177
Proof mintages above include coins issued as part of gold sets as well as those individually issued

Queen Elizabeth II
Large Head

1998 -
Year Bullion Proof
1998 11,349
1999 11,903
Bullion Issues Re-commence
2000 129,069 12,159
2001 49,462 10,806
Shield Design Single Year Issue
2002 75,264 19,440
2003 43,230 16,220
2004 30,688 12,685
"Harry Potter" Design
2005 45,524 15,458
2006 75,000 00,000
Proof mintages above include coins issued as part of gold sets as well as those individually issued


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