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Gold Proof Sovereigns

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the light of the over-subscription of the recent issue of gold proof sovereigns, he will cause more 1979 gold proof sovereigns to be issued.

No. The 1979 proof sovereign was offered as a limited edition to buyers in this country and overseas on the understanding that the stated limit would not be exceeded. This method of issuing collectors: coins is frequently employed by the Royal Mint and other mints.