Random Year Half Sovereign Proof Gold Coin
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The British Sovereign was first produced in 1817 and was minted until 1937. The coin was freely traded at face value as a circulating coin while Britain was on the gold standard. When Britain abandoned the gold standard, production of the sovereign ceased.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 0.1177 oz of 9167 Fine Gold
Production of half sovereigns began again in 1980, this time as a bullion coin, and continues to this day.
The obverse features an effigy of the King or Queen ruling at the time the coin was minted.
The reverse features an image of St. George the dragon slayer sitting upon a horse, with the dragon below them. This same image has been used on the sovereign for almost 200 years.
Dates on the coins we sell may vary from the 1800's up to present day. These are a pre-owned product, and condition may vary. While these coins are commonly referred to as 1/4 oz, the actual gold weight of the coins is 0.2354 troy ounces.
To protect your investment and ensure worry-free shipping, your proof gold coin purchase includes a rugged, attractive coin-capsule for transport and display.
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The Royal Mint is internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed mints in the world with a history of over 1100 years. The Royal Mint produces original coin collections, investment-grade bullion, as well as currency for over 60 countries including the United Kingdom. Popular series from The Royal Mint include the Britannia, Queen’s Beasts, British Music Legends, and Myths and Legends.
|Reverse: Benedetto Pistrucci|
|An effigy of the King or Queen ruling at the time the coin was minted, along with appropriate inscriptions|
|The Benedetto Pistrucci image of St. George sitting on a horse slaying the dragon and the year|