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Half the weight of The Sovereign, the Half-Sovereign features the same intricate design as its larger counterpart. When The Sovereign was revived in 1817 after an absence of more than 200 years, it featured engraver Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St George and the dragon, a design that has become perhaps the most famous coin design in the world. The Half-Sovereign adopted the iconic design a little later in 1893 when it replaced the Royal Arms, which had previously appeared on the reverse.

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 for UK residents
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity
  • Individually packaged in a single coin capsule


The Half Sovereign 2021 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 2021
Pure Metal Type Gold
Fineness 916.67
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
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