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2002 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coin

2002 Half Sovereign

Buy a 2002 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Coin

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Uncirculated Royal Mint gold Half Sovereign, dated 2002. 2002 was the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Among the celebrations organised to celebrate a remarkable 50 years on the throne, The Royal Mint authorised a special reverse design for their premier gold coin, used across uncirculated, proof and fractional issues. The Golden Jubilee Sovereign reverse is the work of heraldic artist Timothy Noad and features a shield of royal arms, surmounted by a crown within a leafy laurel wreath. It’s an elegant design, inspired by historic Victorian Sovereigns. The reverse of these coins shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Elizabeth II. The fourth definitive effigy used on British coinage during her reign shows the artist’s initials below the truncation of the neck. We offer these uncirculated Half Sovereigns in a grade of about Extremely Fine (aEF) or better. They show very minimal signs of wear and, as such, make a great choice for gifts. Each 2002 Half Sovwreign is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold and has a diameter of 19.30 millimetres. They have a pure gold content of 3.66 grams or .1177 troy ounces. Like all Sovereigns they are VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt. We’ll supply your 2002 Half Sovereign in a slip or capsule and discretely package the coin for delivery which is free in the UK.
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22 carat gold 2002 uncirculated Half Sovereigns with a special reverse design for the Golden Jubilee year.

What Are Gold Half Sovereigns?

The first Half Sovereigns were struck during the reign of Tudor king Henry VIII. Centuries later, a new gold coin bearing this name was introduced, following a major overhaul of British coinage. This Half Sovereign, first minted in 1817, established the specifications that are still strictly followed today.

All Half Sovereigns weigh 3.99 grams and are composed of 22 carat gold. That equates to a gold weight of 3.66 grams or .1177 troy ounces: exactly half that of 'full' Sovereigns. Half Sovereigns have a nominal face value of half a pound sterling (50p) but their gold content means that they're worth much more.

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.

2002 Golden Jubilee Sovereign Reverse

Most Half Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable image of Saint George, slaying a dragon: a design crafted by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci, for the first modern Sovereigns.

2002 Sovereigns mark a rare departure from this pattern, boasting a one-year-only reverse, authorised by The Royal Mint to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The design features a shield of royal arms with a crown above in the centre of a laurel wreath, the date at the bottom. It's the work of heraldic artist Timothy Noad and appears across coins in the 2002 Sovereign family.

Some 61,374 uncirculated Half Sovereigns were struck by The Royal Mint in 2002.

Half Sovereigns from 2002 show Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Elizabeth II to the obverse. In use on British coinage since 1998, the crowned effigy is paired with the inscription: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.

Investing In 2002 Half Sovereigns

Our expects will carefully select your 2002 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 as 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 2002 Half Sovereigns you might like our proof 2002 Half Sovereigns. We also carry 'full' 2002 Sovereigns in proof and uncirculated finishes. Also available: mixed year Half Sovereigns at our best value price.

These coins, like all Royal Mint gold Sovereigns are VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt making them an excellent choice for investors.

How To Sell A 2002 Half Sovereign?

Do you have a 2002 Half Sovereign that you would like to sell? We buy these investment coins and much more at our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett and by post. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for more information and contact us for a quick quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer market leading prices for 2002 Half Sovereigns at The Britannia Coin Company. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for a personalised valuation. 2002 Half Sovereigns contain 3.66 grams of pure (24 carat) gold: that’s 0.1177 troy ounces.

In 2002 The Royal Mint issued 61,347 uncirculated Half Sovereigns, much fewer than the previous year. 2002 Half Sovereigns are sought after by collectors and investors for the unique reverse design used in this year only, designed by Timothy Noad.


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