2006 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign
22 carat gold Half Sovereign, dated 2006: VAT and Capital Gains Tax free.
Uncirculated 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.
What Do 2006 Half Sovereign Look Like?
2006 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 below: 2006.
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 2006 Half Sovereigns?
Our expects will carefully select your 2006 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.
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Half Sovereigns are rightly favoured by investors. Their gold content makes them VAT free in the UK and, as legal tender, they're also Capital Gains Tax exempt. Their small size makes them affordable, easy to store and easy to liquidate.
How To Sell A Gold 2006 Half Sovereign
Do you have a 2006 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The value of 2006 uncirculated Half Sovereigns depends on the current gold price. Each is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold (that’s a pure gold content of 3.66 grams or 0.1177 troy ounces). Visit our Sell Your Coins page for a valuation today.
There are no published mintage figures for 2006 Half Sovereigns. We do know that about 30,000 were minted in 2005 and significantly more (75,000) the year after. The figure could be similar to the early years of the decade or reflect the later, larger mintages - the answer is we just don’t know.
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