2023 King Charles III Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coronation
Available now: limited edition King Charles III Coronation gold proof Half Sovereigns from The Royal Mint.
Special crowned portrait of King Charles III wearing the Tudor Crown and facing left. Designed by sculptor Martin Jennings. Legend reads: 'CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·'.
Proof finish coin. Struck in 3.994 grams of 916.7 (22ct) gold. Actual gold weight: 3.66 grams. Diameter: 19.30 millimetres. Edge: milled.
New UK coin from a limited edition of just 1,750 Half Sovereigns presented individually (not as part of collectable 2023 proof Sovereign sets. Offered in the original Royal Mint packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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 struck in 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 Royal Mint's most prestigious annual issue. These coins are available in sets and individually, minted in smaller numbers than larger 'full' Sovereigns which makes them particularly collectable.
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