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2011 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Coin

2011 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Reverse

Buy a 2011 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Coin

(VAT Exempt)
Gold Half Sovereigns are recognised the world over for their trusted gold content and distinctive appearance. The history of these prestigious coins dates back to 1817 when the first modern Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns were struck. The name comes from an earlier English hammered gold coin whose legacy as a gift presented to important couriers lives on in its contemporary descendants. You’ll find a nineteenth century design on the reverse of this 2011 uncirculated gold Half Sovereign. Benedetto Pistrucci rendered this remarkable image of England’s patron saint, St George, in the act of slaying a dragon during the reign of George III and it’s been a perennial presence on these British coins ever since. In his interpretation of the saint’s legend, George vanquishes the fearsome beast from horseback. The date appears below and Pistrucci’s initials are restored on this 2011 coin. The obverse of the 2011 Half Sovereign shows a more modern design: a portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. This fourth definitive effigy of Her Majesty the Queen was used on UK coins from 1998 to 2015. Following the same rigid specifications that apply to all Half Sovereigns, this one is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold. This equates to a pure gold content of 3.66 grams or .1177 troy ounces. Our individual date Half Sovereigns are offered in about Extremely Fine grade or better ensuring your coin is a credit to your collection. The finish is protected by a slip or capsule as well as our secure, discrete packaging.
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22 carat gold Half Sovereign dated 2011: VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt.

What Are Gold Half Sovereigns?

The story of Half Sovereigns begins in the reign of Henry VII. The hammered gold coins minted by this Tudor king left a prestigious legacy that was revived in 1817 for modern gold Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns, introduced in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.

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.

Today’s Half Sovereigns are minted with the same specifications as their historic predecessors. Each is composed of 3.99 grams or 22 carat (916.7) 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.

What Do 2011 Half Sovereigns Look Like?

2011 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 2011 coin features the classic and instantly recognisable image of St George, mounted on a horse, caught 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.

What Are 2011 Half Sovereigns Worth?

We'll select your 2011 Half Sovereign from our best bullion stock. Each example is graded aEF (about Extremely Fine) or above. Extremely Fine coins carry very few signs of were and make a great choice if you’re buying these gold coins as a gift.

50,000 uncirculated Half Sovereigns were issued by The Royal Mint in 2011.

Your coin will be supplied loose, without any additional Royal Mint packaging. Don't worry though, we'll make sure your Half Sovereign is securely packed for delivery which is free to UK addresses.

If you're considering a 2011 bullion Half Sovereign you may also be interested in our 'full' Sovereigns from the same year. Just looking to invest in UK gold coins? Why not looking into our best value Half Sovereigns: we pick the year and you'll get our best price.

All Sovereigns, including this 2011 fractional example, are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as UK legal tender and free from VAT in the UK and EU as investment grade gold.

How To Sell A 2011 Half Sovereign

We buy gold Half Sovereigns for market leading prices. Use our Sell Your Coins page to get a free, no obligation quote for one or more gold coins. Selling is as simple as posting your coins to us. You’ll be payed the day they arrive at our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get an up to date price for your 2011 Half Sovereign by visiting our Sell Your Coins page. We can value your 22 carat gold uncirculated 2011 Half Sovereigns from home or at our gold counter in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, UK. Get cash or a bank transfer today.

In 2011, 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 4,259 proof Half Sovereigns were issued in 2011.


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