Gold Sovereign, 2002 Proof in first Day Cover FDC. The 2002 United Kingdom Issue of Proof Sovereign marks the Queens Golden Jubilee with a change of design. The reverse design features the shield design the Royal Arms within a wreath of laurel - in a modern form drawn by Timothy Noad, a herald painter at the College of Arms. The shield reverse was last used for Queen Victoria from 1838-1887 inclusive, this was Victoria's Golden Jubilee year, and the design of the sovereigns was changed in that year. In fact for the date 1887. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the Royal Mint appears to have chosen not only to change the sovereign design for our own Queen's Golden Jubilee, but also to revert back to the shield design. GRADE Gold Proof FDC encapsulated in this First Day Cover.