2022 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Bullion Half Sovereign Platinum Jubilee
Bullion gold Half Sovereign: the final Sovereigns of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.
Royal Mint Gold Half Sovereigns
Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns were first minted during the reigns of Tudor kings. In the early nineteenth century, the legacy of these prestigious coins was revived for a new gold issue, struck in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Half Sovereigns issued in 1817 established specifications followed to this day. These coins would be made of 3.99 grams of 22-carat (916.7 fine) gold. That equates to 0.177 troy ounces or 3.66 grams of pure gold.
Half Sovereigns were struck through the Victorian period and into the early decades of the twentieth century when they fell out of circulation. The tradition of annual issues was only restarted in the 1980s with a proof series. Regular uncirculated annual issues commenced in 2000, quickly becoming popular with collectors.
Platinum Jubilee Reverse
Most Sovereigns feature an instantly-recognisable reverse image of Saint George, slaying a dragon.
This 2022 Sovereign is one of the rare departures from this tradition, instead featuring a design inspired by Elizabeth II's royal arms. Crafted by heraldic artist Timothy Noad and the subject of much speculation ahead of its unveiling. The reverse is reminiscent of that which appeared on One Pound coins designed by Eric Sewell.
The design has been authorised to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee. In February 2022 she’ll mark an unprecedented seventy years since she acceded to the throne in 1952. Noad was also responsible for the reverse of the 2002 Sovereign, struck for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, so it's fitting that he should be called upon again for this milestone issue.
Read more about the 2022 Sovereign family on our blog: The 2022 Proof Sovereign: Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.
Noad's reinterpretation of the royal coat of arms is paired with Jody Clark's fifth official effigy of Elizabeth II which appears on the obverse of the 2022 Sovereign with the legend: 'ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·'.
Bullion Half Sovereigns
These 2022 Half Sovereigns are finished to the Royal Mint's bullion standard. They are intended for investors though the alternate reverse and the prestige of the Sovereign adds collectibility. 2022 Half Sovereigns are a great option if you're looking to commemorate an important personal or royal anniversary.
You'll receive your bullion coin in a capsule or a plastic slip to protect the finish, without any additional Royal Mint presentation packaging. We’ll securely and discretely package your Half Sovereign for shipping.
Right now we’re also offering 2022 bullion 'full' Sovereigns as well as a range of proof options including the 2022 proof Half Sovereign and full Sovereign. Also available: three-coin, four-coin and five-coin 2022 proof Sovereign sets.
Can I Sell Elizabeth II Sovereigns?
Bought a 2022 Platinum Jubilee Half Sovereign that you no longer want? We can offer market-leading prices for these gold bullion coins as well as a wide range of UK collectible and investment coinage. Visit our Sell Your Coins page to get a quick quote or contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
The value of 2022 Half Sovereigns varies on the spot price of gold. We offer a high margin when we buy golf 2022 bullion Half Sovereigns. For an up to date valuation and more information visit the Sell Your Coins page on The Britannia Coin Company website.
We don't have the figures yet on how many 2022 bullion Half Sovereigns have been issued by The Royal Mint. We do know that just 2,000 proof 2022 Half Sovereigns were issued individually but no info has been released on the bullion coins yet.
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