A symbol of prestige since 1489, The Sovereign is often referred to as the ‘chief coin of the world’. Since 1817, it has carried an iconic design by Benedetto Pistrucci
that many hold to be one of the finest examples of numismatic art in history. Struck in 22 carat gold and tightly specified to four decimal places, it is trusted and respected wherever it is presented.
The Half Sovereign is half the weight of the sovereign coin but still carries all the detail, making it a more affordable option for collectors. Being part of the flagship range from The Royal Mint, the Half Sovereign is available as a commemorative coin, bullion coin or as a historic coin. IT is also available in various striking standards, including proof, bullion and brilliant uncirculated. Our historic half sovereign range includes half sovereign coins from various significant years in history, including coins from the reign of Queen Victoria, George V, and Elizabeth II.