In 1817, the United Kingdom reintroduced one of its most famous gold coins. The English sovereign gold coin had previously been available from 1489 until the reign of King James I. During the reign of King George III, the Great Recoinage of 1816 in England saw the rebirth of the Gold Great Britain Sovereign. Available throughout most of its history, the 1/2 sovereign has been issued by the Royal Mint. Now, 2021 Gold Great Britain 1/2 Sovereigns are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in protective plastic flips!
- Available again as of 1980!
- Consists of .1176 Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the St. George and the Dragon design from Benedetto Pistrucci.
The Royal Mint of England has issued the Gold Great Britain Sovereigns intermittently over the course of more than two centuries. The coins were regularly available from 1817 until roughly 1937, depending on the denomination available. The Royal Mint initially conceived of denominations noted as the Sovereign, Double Sovereign, and Half Sovereign. The value of the Sovereign was pegged at One Pound sterling, while the Double Sovereign was a Two Pound sterling coin and the Half Sovereign a 50 Pence coin.
When it comes to the Gold Great Britain 1/2 Sovereigns, the Royal Mint initially offered the coins from 1817 to 1937. The 1/2 Sovereign was discontinued from the years before World War II up until 1980. The 1/2 Sovereign reentered production in 1980 with only one date marked skipped in the years since: 1981.
The obverse of 2021 Gold Great Britain 1/2 Sovereigns comes with an image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown in this design with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. Designed by Jody Clark in 2015, this is the fifth-generation of the Queen to showcase on British coins during her reign and it depicts her at the age of 89.
On the reverse field of 2021 Gold Great Britain Sovereigns is a depiction of St. George on horseback that was created in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci. The design is based on the legend of St. George and the dragon, a myth that tells of St. George taming and then slaying a dragon that had demanded human sacrifices from a small kingdom.
These 2021 Gold Great Britain 1/2 Sovereigns come with protective plastic flips and are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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