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2023 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Half Sovereign

SVH23 2023 Elizabeth II Gold Proof Half Sovereign Mock Up
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Register now to secure your 2023 Proof Half Sovereign. These coins aren’t available yet but if you click TRACK PRODUCT and sign up for an account, we’ll send you an email alert as soon as they are. Our product picture is just a mock up but its our best guess as to what the reverse of these coins will look like. Benedetto Pistrucci’s George and the Dragon has featured on most Half Sovereign minted in the last hundred years so it’s a good guess that this classic design might star on the 2023 release. That said, 2023 does mark seventy years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Previous royal anniversaries have been marked with privy marks and one-year-only design changes. Could this be the case in 2023? We’ll just have to wait and find out. It seems fairly certain that Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen will appear on the obverse and you can be sure that the specifications (3.99 grams of 22 carat gold) will be maintained. Want to be among the first to own a 2023 Half Sovereign? Sign up today to get our notifications.
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Coming soon: 2023 proof Half Sovereigns.

What Are Proof Half Sovereigns?

The first Half Sovereigns were minted by the Tudor monarchs. Later, the name was revived for a new gold coin, introduced in 1817 following a major overhaul of British coinage. They were minted for more than a century, only falling out of production and circulation after the First World War.

Half Sovereigns are composed of 3.994 grams of 22 carat gold. They have a diameter of 19.30 and contain .1176 troy ounces of pure gold. Nominally, Half Sovereigns have a value of half a Pound sterling though their precious metal content means they are worth significantly more.

Proof Half Sovereigns began to be minted regularly in the 1980s, joining full Sovereigns as part of the The Royal Mint’s most prestigious annual issue. These coins are available in sets and individually, minted in smaller numbers than larger Sovereigns which makes them particularly collectible.

What Will 2023 Half Sovereigns Look Like?

In recent years, Half Sovereigns have featured a range of commemorative designs, authorised for royal anniversaries. Coins in the 2022 Half Sovereigns featured a special royal arms reverse, issued to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

We know that the obverse of 2023 proof Half Sovereigns will likely feature Jody Clark's portrait of Elizabeth II, in use on British money since 2015. Most gold Half Sovereigns feature Benedetto Pistrucci's image of St George and the Dragon on their reverse. It's a design crafted in the early nineteenth century for the first Half Sovereigns but will it be used again in 2023?

We're not sure exactly what these coins will look like yet but we'll update you as soon as we have more clues. Keep an eye on our blog and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for news and info on mintages (currently unknown).

How Do I Buy A 2023 Half Sovereign?

Looking to secure a 2023 proof Half Sovereign? All you need to do is click TRACK PRODUCT at the top of this page. Either login or create an account with us. This means we can send you an automated email the minute we put these coins on sale.

Proof Half Sovereigns will be available in limited numbers in 2023: sign up now to get yours.

We won't be able to ship our proof Half Sovereigns immediately but you will need to act fast to secure your coin. Each year since we started trading we've been able to offer a comprehensive range of proof Sovereigns, bullion options and sets and you can track all these products via the links below:


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