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1988 Gold Proof Half Sovereign

1988 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Boxed
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Royal Mint gold proof Half Sovereign in box of issue with COA. One of 7,074 issued by the UK’s national mint in 1988. The obverse of this proof coin features Raphael Maklouf’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. This is the third definitive effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, used on her British coinage between 1985 and 1997. It shows The Queen facing right, wearing the Diamond Diadem. The reverse features the instantly recognisable image of England’s patron saint, mounted on a rearing horse, depicted in the act of slaying a fearsome dragon. This representation of St George has been a perennial feature on gold Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns since 1817 when these coins were introduced. The design is the work of Italian artist Benedetto Pistrrucci (1783-1855). We’ll supply this Half Sovereign coin in its original Royal Mint presentation case. A clear capsule protects the fine proof finish. Like all modern Half Sovereigns, this one is struck in 3.99 grams of 916.7 (22-carat) gold. That’s an actual gold weight of 3.66 grams or 0.1176 troy ounces. The coin measures 19.30 millimetres from milled edge to milled edge. An excellent addition to your proof Sovereign collection.
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Obverse

Crowned third definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Legend reads: ‘ELIZABETH II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D’.

Reverse

Saint George on horseback, slaying a rearing dragon with his sword. Artist: Benedetto Pistrucci. Date - 1988 - below.

Specification

Premium UK proof coin. Composition: 22-carat gold. Weight: 3.99 grams. Actual gold weight: 3.66 grams / 0.1176 troy ounces. Diameter: 19.30 millimetres.

Presentation

This 1988 Half Sovereign is offered in its leather case of issue from The Royal Mint, complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity (enclosed). The COA records a total maximum mintage for 1988 proof Half Sovereigns of 22,500 though only 7,074 were issued int his limited edition presentation.

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