2021 Gold Bullion Half Sovereign
UK uncirculated 2021 gold Half Sovereign from The Royal Mint.
The History Of Gold Half Sovereigns
The first Half Sovereigns bore the name of Tudor king, Henry VIII. The legacy of these English gold coins lives on in the British Half Sovereign, introduced in 1817, late in the reign of George III. These Georgian Half Sovereigns established specifications for the Half Sovereign that are still followed today.
Each of these coins are composed of 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold. That equates to .1176 troy ounces - exactly half the fine gold weight of a 'full' Sovereign. They have a diameter of 19.30 millimetres and a face value - technically - of 50p though they do not show their value on their face and their worth is much higher thanks to their gold content.
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 2021 Half Sovereign Look Like?
2021 Half Sovereigns feature a reverse design that is closely tied to the story of these historic gold coins.
Crafted by Italian artist, Benedetto Pistrucci, for the first modern Sovereigns, the image of Saint George on horseback, finishing off a cowed dragon, has been a perennial presence on British coinage ever since. Proof 2021 Half Sovereigns and other proof coins in the 2021 Sovereign family do feature a special '95' crown privy mark but this is not used on the bullion coins.
Pistrucci's design is paired with 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'.
Why Should I Buy 2021 Half Sovereigns?
Our expects will carefully select your 2021 Half Sovereign from our best stock. Each example is graded aEF (about Extremely Fine) or above. Extremely Fine coins carry very limited signs of wear and as such make a great choice when buying Half Sovereigns for gifts.
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Half Sovereigns are rightly favoured by investors. Their gold content makes them VAT free in the UK and, as legal tender, they're also Capital Gains Tax exempt. Their small size makes them affordable, easy to store and easy to liquidate.
If you're interested in this 2021 coin you might also like our 2021 proof Half Sovereigns and 'full' Sovereigns. If you're just looking to buy UK gold coins then our best value, mixed year Half Sovereigns are your best bet: they're offered at our lowest margin over spot.
How To Sell A Gold 2021 Half Sovereign
Do you have a 2021 Half Sovereign that you want to sell? We buy these gold coins and much more at our shop in Royal Wootton Bassett and through the post. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for more information and contact us for a quick quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
2021 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.
We don't currently have mintage figures for the number of uncirculated Half Sovereigns issued in 2021 by The Royal Mint. Just 1,500 proof Half Sovereigns were offered in this year (not including those in sets) so perhaps the number of bullion coins issued in this year is similarly low.
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