Mixed Year Half Sovereign – Elizabeth II
Half Sovereign Elizabeth II
The obverse of the Half Sovereign Elizabeth II coin features one of the Queen Elizabeth portraits (see below for more info), while the reverse displays the classic St.George and Dragon design by Benedetto Pistucci.
The coins will date 1980 onwards. The picture illustrates the type of coin you’ll receive, not the exact item.
Elizabeth Half Sovereigns are only minted from 1980 onwards (except 1981). They were issued as proof coins only in the period from 1980 to 1999, and as bullion coins from 2000 onwards. Always minted exclusively in the Royal Mint, annual figures vary but remain very modest compared to full Sovereigns. Due to the limitation of recent issuance, nly the more recent Elizabeth portriats feature on the coins, namely from the decimal, 3rd, 4th and 5th portraits.
Our Expert Opinion
Most pre-owned UK coins trade at a higher price than their brand new peers. So you’d exect the contemporary Half Sovereign to be cheaper than these pre-owned Elizabeth Half Sovereigns. However, a majority of the time, these Half Sovereigns can be picked up at lower premiums than the latest issue. Despite having a higher degree of history, scarcity and desirability, the pre-owned coins offer better value than the latest edition. For us, that makes these coins a no brainer, perhaps being limited only to a variable level of availability. It makes sense to buy in this version cheaper when it contains more numismatic value and may fetch more in the medium to long term.
As a small tax free gold coin, the Half Sovereign Elizabeth II provides a low entry point into the world of gold for those with modest means, divisibility to those owning a gold portfolio, and balance to those owning larger coins like Full Sovereigns, £2 Sovereigns and Britannias. Clearly its diminuative size means it is more expensive per gram than larger coins, so for a true balanced portfolio, they’re best teamed with Sovereigns and Britannias to achieve both balance and value. We sometimes sell the proof version of the coin (issued from 1980 onwards) at the same price as the Brilliant Uncirculated version, depending on stock, which offers additional value as these should fetch a premium to the bullion version upon sale.
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|Pure Gold Content (g)||3.6575|
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