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 of 2014, struck in 22 carat gold to shining Brilliant Uncirculated standard, is a wonderful example of a golden classic. And it is now available direct from The Royal Mint, home to Britain’s coins for more than 1,000 years.
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 Half-Sovereign, such a trusted and admired gold coin,circulated more widely than The Sovereign. The coins of The 2014 Sovereign Collection recall a golden age for The Sovereign, looking back one century to a time 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 Brilliant Uncirculated standard – its untouched finish preserved to remain far superior to that of any circulating coin – and presented in a display case. A Certificate of Authenticity confirms your coin’s pedigree and its strict issue limit – only 9,900 will be available. Each coin is accompanied by an informative booklet that takes you on a journey to 1914, to a time remembered for its elegance, to The Sovereign’s heyday.