half gold sovereign

Gold half Sovereign


Our gold coins are a cost effective way to invest and increase your portfolio of precious metals. Our gold coins are valued upon weight, unlike some coins that may be valued by rarity and or condition and age. Our in stock collection is limited and constantly changing, but not restricted. We can order any coins to meet our costumer needs. Please contact Byzantium for current availability or any questions we may be able to answer.

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Product Description

– First introduced by Henry VIII in 1544, the British Gold Half Sovereign is one of the longest running gold coin series in history. Containing .1177 Troy Ounces of .913 Pure Gold. The obverse of Gold Half Sovereigns issued from 1911 to 1936 feature a left-facing portrait of King George V. It is inscribed in Latin, which translates to mean: “George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.” The reverse of each Half Sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci’s St. George—the legendary Christian military saint and martyr—as he slays the dragon. Pistrucci (b. 1783 – 1855) was Chief Medalist at the Royal Mint, and his initials appear just under the fiery dragon.

Additional Information

Weight 3.6609 g