Every coin in The Sovereign 2014 Collection is a coin of distinction, struck in 22 carat gold and bearing one of the most admired designs in the world: the famous St George and the dragon that has appeared on The Sovereign for almost 200 years. The Half-Sovereign 2014 is a wonderful example of a golden classic, available direct from The Royal Mint, home to Britain’s coins for more than 1,000 years, and perfected with our signature Proof finish.
The Sovereign has been Britain’s flagship gold coin for more than 500 years, a gold pound coin, the coin most closely associated with the monarch. The Half-Sovereign was introduced in the reign of Henry VIII and, in the time of Queen Victoria, the The Half-Sovereign, trusted and admired, circulated more widely than The Sovereign. For The Sovereign 2014 Collection we look back one century to 1914, when Britain’s circulating gold coinage was in its prime, when The Half-Sovereign in a pocket or on a specially designed watch-chain would have been a source of great pride, a special coin indeed.
The Half-Sovereign 2014 is struck to Proof standard – carefully polished to achieve a mirror-like finish with delicate frosting – and presented in a wooden case. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirms your coin’s pedigree and its strict issue limit – only 2,000 will be available individually – and an informative booklet takes you on a journey to 1914, to a time remembered for its elegance, to The Sovereign’s golden age.