Uncirculated bullion Half Sovereign for 2001: VAT and Capital Gains Tax free.
Modern Gold Half Sovereigns
The first Half Sovereigns bore the name of Tudor king, Henry VIII. The legacy of these English gold coins lives on in the British Half Sovereign, introduced in 1817, late in the reign of George III. These Georgian Half Sovereigns established specifications for the Half Sovereign that are still followed today.
Each of these coins are composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold. That equates to .1176 troy ounces - exactly half the fine gold weight of a 'full' Sovereign. They have a diameter of 19.30 millimetres and a face value - technically - of 50p though they do not show their value on their face and their worth is much higher thanks to their gold content.
Half Sovereigns once circulated across the globe, a symbol of the British Empire, trusted to contain a known quantity of gold. Regular production ended in 1926 with only special coronation issues struck until The Royal Mint began offering a limited number of Half Sovereigns again in 1980.
94,763 gold Half Sovereigns were issued in 2001.
What Do 2001 Half Sovereign Look Like?
2001 Half Sovereigns feature a reverse design that is closely tied to the story of these historic gold coins.
Crafted by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci, for the first modern Sovereigns, the image of Saint George on horseback, finishing off a cowed dragon, has been a perennial presence on British coinage ever since. Pistrucci's initials – BP – appear below the horses' hooves in this dynamic image of England's patron saint. The date is shown in exergue.
That design is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Elizabeth II: the fourth official portrait of Her Majesty used on her coinage. This appears to the obverse along with the legend 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.
Why Should I Buy 2001 Half Sovereigns?
Our expects will carefully select your 2001 Half Sovereign from our best stock. Each example is graded aEF (about Extremely Fine) or above. Extremely Fine coins carry very limited signs of wear and as such make a great choice when buying Half Sovereigns for gifts.
We'll supply your gold coin in a protective slip and carefully package it for delivery to your address.
If you're interested in this 2001 coin you might also like our 'full' bullion and proof 2001 Sovereigns or our best value, mixed date Half Sovereigns. All of these are VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
How To Sell Your 2001 Half Sovereign
Do you have a 2001 Half Sovereign that you want to sell? We buy these gold coins and much more at our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett and through the post. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for more information and contact us for a quick quote.
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Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
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New / Pre-owned:
Grade: aEF or better
- 2001 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
- One of 94,763 issued in this year
- 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.
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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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