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2016 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coin James Butler Portrait

SVH16 2016 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coin Boxed

Buy a 2016 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coin James Butler Portrait

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Gold proof UK Half Sovereign with a special obverse, commissioned to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. This coin features a brand new, one-off effigy of our longest reigning monarch, wearing the George IV State Diadem. It's the work of British sculptor James Butler and was authorised for use only on proof coins in the 2016 Sovereign family. Bullion pieces struck by The Royal Mint in the same year feature Jody Clark's fifth definitive coin portrait of The Queen. Butler's design is paired with the classic St George and the dragon reverse. This mainstay of UK coinage art was created by Italian artist Benedetto Pistrucci during the reign of King George III and has been a perennial presence on these gold coins down the centuries. Today's Half Sovereigns conform to the same exacting specifications established 200 years previously. This 2016 proof coin is struck in 3.99 grams of 91.67% pure gold and measures 19.30 millimetres from milled edge to milled edge. We're offering this pre-owned Half Sovereign in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. Just 1,995 collectors coins like this one were issued by the UK's national mint in this individual presentation: secure yours now.
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Right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by sculptor James Butler. Her Majesty is shown wearing the Diamond Diadem and the artist's initials 'JB' appear behind her ear. The legend reads: 'ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF'.


Saint George, England's patron saint, mounted on horseback wearing a clock and helmet, pointing his sword at a winged dragon. Date - 2016 - below with artist initials to right: 'B.P.' for Benedetto Pistrucci.


Collector's coin from the UK's national mint, struck in 3.99 grams of 22-carat gold. Actual gold weight: 3.66 grams / 0.1176 troy ounces. Diameter: 19.30 millimetres. Edge: milled.


Pre-owned coin from a limited edition presentation of just 1,995 (not including those Half Sovereigns issued as part of 5-coin, 4-coin and 3-coin proof Sovereign sets). Offered in the original Royal Mint display box and packing with the numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.


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