2007 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign
UK uncirculated 2007 gold Half Sovereign from The Royal Mint.
The History of Gold Half Sovereigns
The earliest 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.
Reverse Of 2007 UK Half Sovereigns
2007 Half Sovereigns show the classic Saint George reverse. It's been a perennial presence on gold Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns since they were first issued. The engraving - which capture's England's patron saint in the act of slaying a dragon from horseback - is the work of an Italian engraver named Benedetto Pistrucci. The date appears below with the artist's initials to the right below the beast.
Pistrucci's historic design is paired with a more modern obverse by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. His portrait of Her Majesty the Queen was used on British coinage from 1998 to 2015. It shows Elizabeth II wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. The artists initials appear below the portrait and the legend around reads: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.
Why Should I Buy 2007 Half Sovereigns?
Thanks to their small size, Half Sovereigns are more affordable than 'full' Sovereigns or heavier 1oz gold coins. They still benefit from the prestigious name meaning gold buyers the world over will recognise your Half Sovereign when it comes time to liquidate your holdings. Rare dates and special designs add collectibility which can add value well above the precious metal price.
The Royal Mint reports that 75,000 gold Half Sovereigns were issued in 2007.
Our 2007 Half Sovereigns are in uncirculated condition and boast a minimum grade of about Extremely Fine or better. This makes them ideal for gifts. We'll supply your coin in a protective slip or capsule and package it securely and discretely for delivery which is free to UK addresses.
How Can I Sell A 2007 Half Sovereign?
We buy 2007 Half Sovereigns and other gold coins for market leading prices. Whether you're selling one Half Sovereign or a collection we're happy to offer you a free, no obligation quote that we're confident you'll be happy with. Been offered more elsewhere? Let us know! Visit our Sell Your Coins page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
The value of 2007 Half Sovereigns depends on the precious metal markets. Each Half Sovereign is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold or 3.66 grams (.1177 troy ounces) of pure gold. Special designs and low mintages push up the price. Get a valuation now: more info on our Sell Your Coins page.
75,000 gold uncirculated Half Sovereigns were struck by The Royal Mint in 2007. 2,442 proof Half Sovereigns were also issued, not including those in sets. The Mint only regularly began striking Half Sovereigns again for the bullion market in 2000 and they're always scarcer than their 'full' counterparts.
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