Revived in 1817 to help restore financial stability after the economic fallout of the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars, The Sovereign has acquired a reputation as the ‘chief coin of the world’. Struck in 22-carat gold and tightly specified to five decimal places, it represents the pinnacle of minting quality, integrity, and accuracy. In keeping with tradition, The Sovereign 2019 features Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St George and the dragon, a design that has come to define our flagship coin.

The release of this year’s Sovereign coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Ricardo Ingot plan. In 1819, a political economist named David Ricardo proposed replacing circulating gold coinage with a 60oz ingot held at the Bank of England, threatening The Sovereign’s revival. But this iconic coin endures, trusted and respected by investors all over the world. The Sovereign 2019 range also includes a gold Sovereign bullion coin available in a capsule or tube of 25 coins.

Key Points:

  • Struck in 22-carat gold
  • Minted to bullion standard
  • The obverse bears the fifth definitive portrait of Her Majesty The Queen
  • Features the classic reverse design of St George and the dragon
  • VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity

* Bullion product prices displayed include the precious metal price and any applicable premium. Any promotions or discounts are applied to the premium above the precious metal price only and not on the metal price itself. 

Specification

The Half Sovereign 2019 Gold Bullion Coin

Specification Value
Denomination Sovereign
Alloy 916.67 Fine Gold
Diameter 19.30mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Specification Value
Quality Bullion
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
Pure Metal Content 0.118 Troy oz
Fineness 916.67
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
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