Buy Gold Half Sovereign George III (1760-1820) Georgian Coins
The Britannia Coin Company stock a wide and varied selection of gold coins at low margins over the market 'spot' price. Our coins are manufactured by the various International mints and are all guaranteed as genuine. All investment gold is exempt from VAT and UK coins (such as Sovereigns and Britannias etc.) are also exempt from CGT (Capital Gains Tax).
Born in 1728 to Frederick, who was the son of King George II, and his wife, Augusta of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, King George III is remembered as the king who lost America. George reigned at a time when the monarchy's power was dwindling, however, and it was Parliament that implemented the policies that led to the American Revolution (1775 - 1783). Throughout his reign, George III suffered from bouts of an illness that caused him to go mad. By 1811, he'd became too ill to rule. Instead, his son, also called George, became Prince Regent and ruled on his father's behalf for nearly 10 years until the king's death in 1820.
In British history, the Georgian period begins with the accession of king George I in 1714. He belonged to the House of Hanover and inherited the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland from his second cousin, Queen Anne. The Georgian period in Britain covers the reigns of his successors: George II (1727-1760), George III (1760-1820) and George IV (1820-1830). We’re also including the short reign of William IV (1830-1837) in our Georgian category. In coinage this period saw precious metal shortages, emergency counter stamped issues, the invention of steam-driven coin presses, the Great Recoinage of 1816, the first official token coinage and the introduction of the Sovereign.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes, and we guarantee it. We are a member of the BNTA (The British Numismatic Trade Association) and all our coins are checked for their authenticity.
Although collectors and investors often worry about counterfeits, it's actually very hard to convincingly fake a gold coin. Gold is extremely dense and to use another metal and gold-plate it would result in a coin that is under-weight, over-diameter or half-again as thick, something that would be spotted very easily by an expert. You can buy from us 100% worry free.
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