George V, 1911 Proof Gold and Silver twelve coin Long set, issued in the Coronation year, featuring the Gold Proof Five Pounds, Gold Proof Two Pounds, Gold Proof Sovereign and Gold Proof Half-Sovereign, Silver Proof Half-crown, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence and Maundy Set. Complete with the original Royal Mint octagonal dated case with gold block lettering, this in very good condition.
A very nice example of an original and scarce matching set, the Gold Five Pounds with minor hairlines/contact marks, otherwise much as struck, The Gold Two Pounds with very few contact marks, the Sovereign and Half-Sovereign practically as struck, all with matching tone and lustre.
The silver practically as struck, all with a most attractive iridescent tone.
*The 1911 ‘Long Proof Set’ has a mintage of only 2,812 sets, most of which have since been separated and sold separately. These ‘Long Sets’ are now becoming very rare within the U.K. market place, especially the original matching examples such as this.