Introduced in 1544 during Henry VIII’s reign, the Half-Sovereign was later revived in the early nineteenth century. Historically, fewer Half-Sovereigns than Sovereigns were struck, which has given the denomination its own prestige.

Collecting Half-Sovereigns is a good alternative to collecting Sovereigns, as the designs are often the same and the size of the coin is only a couple of millimetres smaller, so you can still appreciate the beauty of the coin for a smaller outlay.


Specification Value
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 3.99 g
Diameter 19.30mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Bertram Mackennal
Specification Value
Quality Circulating
Pure Metal Type Gold
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