The Great Britain Gold Sovereign quickly became one of the most widely circulated gold coins of the 19th century. Based on the historic English sovereign introduced by the Tudor Dynasty in the 15th century, the modern Great Britain Gold Sovereign launched in 1817 following a major recoinage of British gold. Right now, Great Britain 1/2 Gold Sovereign Coins with NGC grades are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual protective slab from the NGC!
- Struck for circulation from 1817 to the 1930s and as a bullion coin since 1980!
- Features various British monarchs on the obverse!
- Offered here from random years!
- Contains .1176 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a Grade of AU50 or better by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- The obverse features the image of a British monarch.
- On the reverse is a depiction of St. George slaying the dragon or the Royal Arms.
- Please note you could receive coins with the same designs when buying more than one.
Each Great Britain 1/2 Gold Sovereign Coin available in this listing earned an About Uncirculated 50+ grade from the NGC. Coins in this condition are impressive among circulation pieces with extremely light or even just race signs of wear and tear on the highest relief points. The coins may also show medium to full mint luster still.
In this listing, JM Bullion offers the Great Britain 1/2 Gold Sovereign Coins to you from random years. We cannot guarantee a date mark and corresponding design in advance. All items are chosen at random once your payment has cleared. As a result, you may receive coins that have the same obverse and reverse designs, as well as the same date marks.
Great Britain Gold Sovereigns were introduced as circulation pieces in 1817. The coins were primarily available as the Gold Sovereign and Half Sovereign, while a Double Sovereign was also produced.
The obverse of Great Britain 1/2 Gold Sovereign Coins features the bust of a British monarch. King George III was the first monarch to feature on Great Britain Gold Sovereigns, while Queen Elizabeth II is the most recent monarch to feature on Gold Sovereigns. However, the monarchs of the 19th and early-20th centuries featured on coins that were issued in circulation, while most of the coins issued during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign are bullion specimens released as of 1980.
On the reverse of British 1/2 Gold Sovereigns is the image of St. George slaying the dragon. Created in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, this design has featured on most of the date marks throughout the series, with the exception being some of the coins issued early in the reign of Queen Victoria. Those coins featured the Royal Arms instead.
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