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2009 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign

2009 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign

Buy a 2009 Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign

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Uncirculated 22 carat gold Half Sovereign for 2009. These bullion coins are composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold meaning they contain 3.66 grams (.1177 troy ounces) of pure gold. This specification has been maintained since 1817 and gives Half Sovereigns VAT free status. As legal tender they're also Capital Gains Tax exempt. Investors value these coins for their small size making them affordable and easy to store and liquidate. The obverse of this 2008 example shows Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. This fourth definitive effigy was introduced to Elizabeth II's coinage in 1998 and presented a more realistic depiction of the Queen who faces right and wears the Girls of Great Britain Tiara. Rank-Broadley's initials appear below the truncation of her neck. The reverse is the work of an Italian artist named Benedetto Pistrucci and will be instantly recognisable to Sovereign collectors. It features England's patron saint, St George, mounted on a rearing horse, about to slay a winged dragon which cowers under foot. In this year the artists initials were removed from the reverse with the ground beneath the horse and dragon modified in line with a design used in the 1890s. Pistrucci's initials would be reintroduced in 2011. Our 2007 Half Sovereigns are offered in about Extremely Fine condition, their surface protected by a capsule or slip. UK orders get free, insured, next-day shipping.
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2009 bullion gold Half Sovereign from The Royal Mint.

What Are UK 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 (916.7) gold. That equates to a gold weight of .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 gives them a value well in excess of this.

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 2009 Half Sovereigns Look Like?

2009 Half Sovereigns show Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Elizabeth II. This is the fourth definitive effigy in use on Her Majesty the Queen's coinage. It was introduced in 1998 and used through until 2015. This is accompanied by the legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.

Through uncirculated Half Sovereigns occasionally feature special commemorative reverse designs, this 2009 coin features the classic and instantly recognisable image of St George, mounted on a horse in the act of slaying a dragon.

This interpretation of England's patron saint was created for the first modern Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci. These coins do not carry a mark of their value on their face so this historic design has become easy way to identify value.

Why Should I Buy A Half Sovereign?

Thanks to their small size, 2009 Half Sovereigns are more affordable than 'full' Sovereigns or heavier 1oz gold coins. They still benefit from the historic name meaning gold buyers the world over will recognise your Half Sovereign when it comes time to sell your holdings. Rare dates and one-year-only designs add collectibility which can add value well above the precious metal price.

50,000 Half Sovereigns were issued in 2009 by The Royal Mint.

Their gold content means that Half Sovereigns are VAT exempt in the UK and the EU with their status as legal tender ensuring a Capital Gains Tax exemption too. 

Our 2009 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.

Pondering a Half Sovereign? Why not have a look at our best value, mixed year Half Sovereigns, available at our lowest price over spot? We've also got 'full' 2009 Sovereigns in bullion and proof finishes, plus a 2009 proof Quarter Sovereign - a fractional denomination introduced in this year.

Are 2009 Gold Half Sovereigns Valuable?

Got a 2009 Half Sovereign to sell or other gold coins you want to part with? The Britannia Coin Company offers quick valuations for your bullion, modern collectibles and historic coinage. Visit our Sell Your Coins page and contact us to get paid for your Half Sovereigns.

Frequently Asked Questions

The value of 2009 Half Sovereigns goes up and down with the gold price. Get an up-to-the-minute price for your 2009 uncirculated Half Sovereign by visiting our Sell Your Coins page on The Britannia Coin Company website. Each is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold.

In 2009, some 50,000 uncirculated Half Sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint. These bullion coins are always released in smaller numbers than the larger 'full' Sovereign and proof Half Sovereigns are particularly scarce: only 2,996 proof Half Sovereigns were issued in 2009.


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