British Gold HALF Sovereign - Dates Our Choice, .1176 Oz.

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British Gold Half Sovereign: A Brief Overview

The British Gold Half Sovereign holds a prestigious place in the realm of gold bullion coins and numismatics, embodying a rich history and enduring value. Minted by the Royal Mint of England, this iconic coin represents a tradition of excellence and craftsmanship that spans centuries.

First introduced during the reign of King Henry VIII in 1544, the Sovereign coinage has witnessed numerous modifications in its design and specifications throughout history. Despite these changes, the Half Sovereign has remained a symbol of British pride and economic stability.

Coin Highlights:

  • Historical Significance: The British Gold Half Sovereign carries a rich historical legacy, having been minted for centuries and bearing the portraits of various British monarchs.

  • Gold Content and Purity: Each Half Sovereign contains 3.99 grams (0.1177 troy ounces) of .9167 fine gold (91.67% pure) - that’s a pure gold weight of 3.66 grams or 0.1177 troy ounces, making it a valuable addition to any precious metals portfolio.

  • Weight: These gold coins have a total weight of 3.99 grams, and contain both gold and copper alloy.

  • Diameter: 19.3 mm

  • Legal Tender: Despite its gold melt value as a gold coin, the British Gold Half Sovereign holds legal tender status in the United Kingdom, adding to its appeal and liquidity.

  • Iconic Design: The coin's design, often featuring the likeness of the reigning monarch on the obverse and symbolic imagery on the reverse, reflects the cultural and historical heritage of Great Britain.

  • Recognized Worldwide: The British Gold Half Sovereign is globally recognized and respected, facilitating ease of buying, selling, and trading across international markets.

Whether sought after for its gold value, historical significance, numismatic coin collecting value, or aesthetic appeal, the British Gold Half Sovereign remains a timeless and coveted coin among numismatists and investors alike.

Design and History

The Gold Half Sovereign features a design that has evolved over the years, reflecting the changing faces of British royalty and the nation's cultural heritage. Typically, the obverse side of the coin showcases the portrait of the reigning monarch, while the reverse often features symbolic motifs such as the iconic St. George and the Dragon or the Royal Coat of Arms.

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Product Specifications
Mint Facility: Royal Mint - London
Date: Random
Metal Weight: .1176 Troy Ozs
Diameter: 19.3 mm
Obverse: Varies
Reverse: Varies
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