In 1989 to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the First Gold Sovereign, the Royal Mint released a special Limited Issue Tudor Rose £2 Two Pound Double Sovereign Gold Proof Coin struck in solid 22 Carat Gold Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM with special NFC Anti-Counterfeiting Technology designed by Bernard Sindali, both of which are modern adaptions of the original Sovereign design of 1489.
- Manufacturer: Royal Mint
- Monarch: Elizabeth II (1971 – Present)
- Issuing Country: United Kingdom
- Year: 1989
- Brands: British Sovereign
- Series / Ranges: Tudor Rose
- Denomination: £2 Double Sovereign
- Metal: Gold
- Security: NFC Anti-Counterfeiting Technology
The reverse is a Shield of the Royal Arms ensigned by an open Royal Crown, the whole superimposed upon a double rose and the circumscription ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLD SOVEREIGN 1489-1989.
The obverse shows H M Queen Elizabeth II seated as at her Coronation, within the circumscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF, which may be translated as Elizabeth II – by grace of god, Queen, defender of the faith.