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2020 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Coin

2020 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Coin

Buy a 2020 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II Coin

(VAT Exempt)
Uncirculated 22 carat gold 2020 Half Sovereign from The Royal Mint. The obverse shows Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, as used on British coinage since 2015. The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic image of Saint George, caught in the act of slaying a dragon. It’s a design that has become closely associated with these coins, a mark of their value since this is not indicated on their face. Proof coins in the 2020 Sovereign family did feature a George III royal cypher to the reverse but this is not present on bullion finish pieces. Pistrucci created his famous engraving of England’s patron saint in 1817 for the first modern Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns. These coins established specifications that are still being followed today. Each Half Sovereign measures 19.30 millimetres in diameter and is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat (916.7 gold). That equates to a pure gold content of 3.66 grams or .1177 troy ounces. Half Sovereigns are counted as investment gold in UK tax law which means they are free from VAT. Their status as legal tender means they’re also exempt from Capital Gains Tax. These benefits make Half Sovereigns like this 2020 example highly attractive to investors as an accessible and recognisable means of diversifying their gold portfolio. Our 2020 Half Sovereigns are all graded about Extremely Fine or better and come in a protective slip or capsule.
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VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt 2020 gold UK Half Sovereigns.

What Are Gold Half Sovereigns?

The earliest Half Sovereigns were minted in 1544, during the reign of King Henry VIII. Their name was repurposed for a new gold coin, first struck in 1817 with a portrait of George III on the reverse. The 1817 Half Sovereign established specifications that remain in use to this day.

Every British Half Sovereign has a diameter of 19.30 millimetres and is composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat (916.7) gold. This equates to a pure gold content of 3.66 grams or 0.1177 troy ounces.

Half Sovereigns have a face value of half a Pound Sterling (50p) but they're worth much more thanks to their gold content. It's this that makes these fractional Sovereigns attractive to investors as well as conferring a range of tax benefits.

What Do 2020 Half Sovereigns Look Like?

The obverse of 2004 Half Sovereigns show Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. This is the fifth official effigy used on her coinage since her first issue in 1953. Clark's portrait shows the Queen wearing the Diamond Diadem and earrings. The legend reads: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF'.

This is paired with a historic reverse design, created for the first modern Half Sovereigns. It was designed by an Italian artist named Benedetto Pistrucci and has appeared on many Half Sovereigns down the decades, including almost all of those issued in the reign of Elizabeth II.

Pistrucci's reverse shows England’s patron saint, St George, in the act of slaying a dragon from his position on a rearing horse. It’s inspired by the most famous story associated with the saint. It's a reverse that has become closely associated with Sovereigns as they do not bear their denomination on their face.

Investing In 2020 Gold Half Sovereigns

Investors like Half Sovereigns because they are VAT free as investment gold and Capital Gains Tax exempt as UK legal tender. Their small size makes their price accessible with their beauty and the long stretch of the series adding an element of collectability.

Our 2020 gold Half Sovereigns are graded about Extremely Fine (aEF) or better. 

These coins show very minimal signs of wear making them a great present. We'll make sure the finish is preserved with a protective case or clear plastic slip.

If you're pondering a 2020 Half Sovereign you might also be interested in the proof edition from the same year. Also in stock: 2020 proof 'full' Sovereigns and bullion 2020 Sovereigns. Just want to buy gold? Check out our best value Half Sovereigns in our choice of date.

Sell Your Gold 2020 Half Sovereigns?

Got a 2020 Half Sovereign or 'full' Sovereign to sell? We buy all UK Sovereigns and a wide range of other numismatic and investment coins too. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for more details or contact us for a quick quote for your collection.

Frequently Asked Questions

2020 bullion Half Sovereigns are composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold. The 3.66 grams (0.1177 troy ounces) of pure gold that they contain gives them a value that is dependent on the spot price. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for an up to date valuation.

There's no available data on the number of uncirculated gold Half Sovereigns struck at The Royal Mint in 2020. We do know that just 2,500 proof 2020 Half Sovereigns were offered in the same year, plus those in sets. We'll update when we known more.


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