2009 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign
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.
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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