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Gold Half Sovereign (Best Value)

Bullion Half Sovereigns
(VAT Exempt)
Gold Half Sovereigns at our best price. Half Sovereigns have been minted since 1817, introduced in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars and struck to the same specifications ever since. As UK legal tender they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Composed of 22 carat, investment-grade gold they are also VAT free. This makes Half Sovereigns a great investment and we offer these bullion coins at our lowest margin over the spot price of gold. You’ll receive our choice of year and monarch, selected from our current stock. If you order multiple Half Sovereigns you may receive a range of dates and designs. All our best value bullion Half Sovereigns are in good to fair condition, carefully authenticated and checked to ensure they weigh exactly 3.99 grams. Our price includes free, fast, insured UK delivery.
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Our best-value, pre-owned Half Sovereigns make a great investment.

The Half Sovereign

The first Half Sovereigns were struck during the reign of Tudor king Henry VIII. Centuries later, a new gold coin bearing this name was introduced, following a major overhaul of British coinage. This Half Sovereign, first minted in 1817, established the specifications that are still strictly followed today.

All Half Sovereigns weigh 3.994 grams and are composed of 22 carat gold. That equates to a gold weight of .1176 troy ounces: exactly half that of 'full' Sovereigns. Half Sovereigns have a nominal face value of half a pound sterling but their gold content gives them a value well in excess of this.

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.

Why Invest In Half Sovereigns?

Half Sovereigns are a great investment choice for several reasons:

  • The 22 carat gold composition of Half Sovereigns offers the intrinsic security of precious metal as a way of storing wealth
  • Their relatively low weight of 3.99 grams means that prices for bullion Half Sovereigns are accessible
  • Half Sovereigns are instantly recognised by gold buyers, meaning you can liquidate your holdings with minimal fuss for a guaranteed return
  • As they are composed of investment grade gold, Half Sovereigns are exempt from VAT in the UK and the European Union
  • An additional tax benefit: Half Sovereigns are technically legal tender in the UK, making them exempt from Capital Gains Tax

Bullion Grade Half Sovereigns

Our bullion Half Sovereigns are all offered in good to fair condition. Our experienced staff carefully inspect each piece to ensure authenticity. You won’t receive any ex-jewellery mount coins though your purchase may show superficial scratches or signs of wear, none of which will affect the weight.

We’ll select your bullion Half Sovereigns from our available stock. This means you may receive Half Sovereigns from the reign of Queen Victoria (including Jubilee Head and Veiled Head coins), George V or Elizabeth II.

We can’t guarantee a specific year or monarch when you purchase our best value Half Sovereigns. If you’re looking for a Half Sovereign from a particular year then use our search box (above) to browse our stock of top-graded individual year Sovereigns, Half Sovereigns and proof Sovereigns.


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