For 2002 in celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, the Royal Mint released a special Limited Issue Golden Jubilee £2 Two Pound Double Sovereign Gold Proof Coin struck in 22 Carat Gold paying its own special tribute, a tribute that for numismatics in particular will recall Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee of 1887.
- Manufacturer: Royal Mint
- Monarch: Elizabeth II (1971 – Present)
- Issuing Country: United Kingdom
- Year: 2002
- Brands: British Sovereign
- Collections: Golden Jubilee
- Denomination: £2 Double Sovereign
- Metal: Gold
In that year the crowned shield of the Royal Arms, which had featured so prominently on Victoria’s beautiful Young Head Sovereigns, was dropped in favour of Pistrucci’s St George and The Dragon.
Now in 2002 and for one year only, in a pleasing reversal of what happened in that previous Golden Jubilee year, the Royal Arms are being restored in place of Pistrucci’s St George Re-drawn by Timothy Noad, a herald painter at the College of Arms, the design will grace all four coins of the sovereign family.
The obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS.