The Sovereign was first introduced in 1489 when Henry VII demanded a ‘new money of gold’ to represent the power of his reign. Issued by every monarch who
followed until early in James I's reign, the coinage reforms of 1816 brought forth a new Sovereign, featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s masterful St George and the
dragon design. To mark the 200th anniversary of the end of George III’s reign, all of the coins in The Sovereign 2020 Collection feature a special mint mark in the
form of the king’s royal cypher.
Celebrate the Birth of an Era, 200 years on, with a Half-Sovereign set
Limited Edition 350
A unique privy mark appears on the classic golden coin, and its milled edge has precisely 95 mills, each symbolising a year of The Queen’s life.
The proof standard Sovereign coins are struck in 22-carat gold and are finished to the highest standard available from The Royal Mint.
Browse our range of Half Sovereign gold coins, part of The Royal Mint's flagship range. Our Half Sovereigns include bullion, commemorative and historic half sovereign coins.
Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereign
Remember Life’s Most Important Moments with the Beauty of a Sovereign coin