Struck in the millenium year, our highly graded 2000 gold Half Sovereigns are a great way of investing in gold.
What Are Gold Half Sovereigns?
Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns were first minted during the reign of Tudor king, Henry VII. In the early nineteenth century, the legacy of these prestigious coins was revived for a new gold issue, struck in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Half Sovereigns issued in 1817 established specifications followed to this day. These coins would be made of 3.99 grams of 22 carat (916.7 fine) gold.
Half Sovereigns were struck through the Victorian period and into the early decades of the twentieth century when they fell out of circulation. The tradition of annual issues was only restarted in the 1980s with a proof series. Regular uncirculated annual issues commenced in 2000 making this among the first Elizabeth II Half Sovereigns available.
What Portrait Features 2000 Sovereigns?
Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen features on the obverse of the 2000 Half Sovereign. Introduced in 1998 this same definitive effigy would be used on British coinage until 2015. The legend reads 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF'. The artists initials appear below the portrait.
The 2000 Half Sovereign is the first uncirculated fractional Sovereign to show Rank-Broadley's portrait.
The reverse is one instantly recognisable to Sovereign collectors. Benedetto Pistrucci's Saint George is caught in the act of slaying a cowering dragon from his rearing horse. Half Sovereigns don't feature any mention of their face value in the design so this image of England's patron saint is an easier identifier. The date - 2000 - appears below the expiring dragon.
Investing In British Half Sovereigns
We carefully authenticate all our gold Half Sovereigns using XRF technology and our decades of expertise. You're guaranteed a genuine Royal Mint Half Sovereign that’s graded about Extremely Fine or above. You might find minor scratches or bag marks on these coins but nothing that will impact the precious metal content or design.
146,822 uncirculated gold Half Sovereigns were issued in 2000.
We ship these coins free to UK addresses inside a protective slip in discrete packaging.
Like our mixed year, best value Half Sovereigns, these 2000 gold coins are VAT free as investment grade gold and exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender. You might also be interested in our 2000 bullion and proof 'full' Sovereigns.
Sell Your 2000 Gold Half Sovereigns
Got a 2000 Half Sovereign to sell? We'll buy it and any other gold, silver or base metal coins for cash. Visit our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett or view our Sell Your Coins page to get a quote from home.
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Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
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Grade: aEF or better
- 2000 gold Half Sovereigns
- 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold
- 19.30 millimetre diameter
- Top quality bullion coins, graded aEF or better
- Carefully selected by our expert staff
- Reverse features Saint George and the dragon
- Design introduced in 1817 for the first Half Sovereigns
- Obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Elizabeth II
- VAT and Capital Gains Tax free
Steeped in more than 1,100 years of history, The Royal Mint supplies all of the United Kingdom's coinage as well as currency for nations around the world. Renown for craftsmanship and thoughtful design, The Royal Mint also produces commemorative coins, favoured by investors and collectors.
A Millennia of Minting
Founded in the reign of Alfred the Great, around the year 886, The Royal Mint was originally one of several mints which were centralised to London in 1279. For more than 800 years the Mint was based at the Tower of London before moving to Royal Mint Court where it remained until the 1960s.
The Royal Mint has always been on the forefront of economic, technical and artistic innovation. Its skilled craftsmen minted coins that would reach the far corners of the British Empire, establishing the image and reputation of Britain for all whose pockets they ended up in.
In 2010 The Royal Mint became a limited company owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury. In recent years the Mint has struck medals for the 2012 London Olympic Games and opened a visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, in Llantrisant, Wales: the current home of The Royal Mint.
Collecting and Investing
The Royal Mint's commemorative and bullion coins – often minted to mark important national events and anniversaries – are not intended for circulation. They might look like ordinary coins but they are generally worth much more, thanks to their scarcity, finish and composition.
Most commemorative coins produced by The Royal Mint are available in a range of striking standards including Gold Proof, Silver Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion. Some are also available in collectors sets. Gold and Silver Proof coins are minted in small numbers, making them rare and desirable.
The Royal Mint's commemorative coins are both VAT-free and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exempt, making them an attractive and valuable investment. Whether you are diversifying your investments or simply appreciate world-class design, commemorative coins from The Royal Mint are a great buy.
The Royal Mint at The Britannia Coin Company
The Britannia Coin Company is proud to stock official commemorative coins from The Royal Mint as well as a wide range of historic Royal Mint coinage. We offer unbeatable value on The Royal Mint coins, backed by our reputation for honesty and integrity, built over more than a decade of trading.
We're The Britannia Coin Company: offering exceptional service and unbeatable value to all who collect and invest in coins. Part of Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd, we've earned a world-class reputation over more than a decade of buying and selling currency from new issues to ancient coins.
Buy with Confidence
All Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium coins we sell are 100% guaranteed authentic and, where relevant, are individually certified. We're members of the British Numismatic Trade Association (BNTA) and pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and expertise: just read some of our reviews.
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Our prices include fully insured delivery within the UK. Your purchase is covered from the moment you buy until it's in your hands. Orders are packed with care, tracked every step of the way, and require signature on receipt to ensure a safe delivery experience.
Visit our Showroom
We're based in Royal Wootton Bassett, a historic market town in beautiful Wiltshire. If the name rings a bell it's probably because you remember how the community honoured those soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 'Royal' in the name was granted in 2011 to recognise this.
Our new showroom – opened in 2020 – is located in the heart of Royal Wootton Bassett in a grand, old bank building. Inside you can view our stock, as well as jewellery and collectibles from several local antique dealers. Look out for the Old Bank Antiques sign and come on in.
If you're seeking to inspect a specific item you have seen online, give us a call ahead of your visit on 01793 205 007 so we can make sure it's ready for you to view. If you're collecting an order your payment should have cleared before you arrive and we may ask to see identification.
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