Modern investors buying gold online can find a great deal in the form of historic circulation gold pieces. One of the most common gold coins from Europe is the Gold Sovereign issued by Great Britain from the early 19th century. Based on the English sovereign of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Gold Sovereign was issued throughout the British Empire from the British Isles to Australia and India. Right now, Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective plastic flips!
- Produced from 1817 to 1926 and again as of 1980 as a bullion specimen!
- Offered in mixed types with random dates!
- Available in varied conditions!
- Consists of .1176 Troy ounce of actual gold content per coin.
- Bears a face value of 1/2 Pound sterling backed by the government of Britain.
- The obverse features the effigy of a British monarch.
- On the reverse side is either the St. George design or the Royal Arms.
- Please bear in mind it is possible to get coins of the same type, date, design, and condition when buying more than one.
Each Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign Coin available in this Silver.com listing comes with its own protective plastic flips. The coins listed here are offered in varied conditions, with most showcasing signs of wear and tear from circulation use. The coins are mixed types from random years, with possible date marks for circulation pieces ranging from 1917 to 1926 and 1980 to the present for bullion specimens.
Silver.com selects all coins in this listing at random. Once your payment has cleared, we will select coins to fulfill your order based on in-stock availability at that time. We cannot guarantee the date, design, type, and condition of the coin or coins you receive in advance. Buying more than one can result in receiving either all matching coins or a variety of different coins.
The obverse of Great Britain Gold Sovereigns features an effigy of the reigning monarch that matches the date of issue. The very first 1/2 Sovereigns were issued late in the reign of King George III. Subsequent effigies featured George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward VI, George V, George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. The most populous options were those for Queen Victoria, whose 19th-century reign was surpassed in duration by her great-granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II. One important note, the 1/2 Sovereigns of Queen Victoria’s reign were circulation pieces, while those issued as of 1980 during Elizabeth II’s reign are bullion pieces.
On the reverse of Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereigns is one of two designs. Early coins issued during the reigns of William IV and Queen Victoria featured the Royal Arms, with Victoria’s coins bearing the Hanoverian Arms. All other coins have the 1817 design of St. George slaying the dragon as created by Benedetto Pistrucci.
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