Collection of Elizabeth II Second Portrait Sovereigns
A new, second, portrait was introduced for decimalisation in 1971. On some of the coins, this appeared as early as 1968, but as no sovereigns were issued between 1969 and 1973 inclusive, the first date of sovereign to bear the new portrait was 1974.
Second Portrait Sovereigns
Sovereigns are not always struck in every year, and second portrait sovereigns were issued in only seven years between 1974 and 1982.
For the collector in a hurry, we can offer the complete "instant" collection, which consists of the following 7 dates:-
- Second (Decimal) Portrait
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Elizabeth II Pre-Decimal Date Collection
Set of all 10 different dates of first portrait sovereigns.
Complete QEII Date Collection
We also offer all 21 dates of uncirculated Elizabeth II sovereigns.
We now offer a complete type collection of Elizabeth II sovereigns. Please see our QEII Type Set page.
All our coins are guaranteed genuine, and we try to grade reasonably conservatively. For customers ordering by post, we want you to be delighted when you receive your coin. We thrive on repeat business and recommendation.
Proof coins are specimens specially produced for sale to collectors. They are struck to very high standards, from specially prepared sandblasted and polished dies, and polished blanks.