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Half Sovereigns

What are half and quarter gold sovereigns?

The British Sovereign is the prize gold coin from The Royal Mint’s bullion collection. Whilst the full gold Sovereign coin is widely sought after, half and quarter Sovereign coins are particularly popular amongst collectors, first-time investors and those shopping for a unique gift.

Gold Half Sovereign
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Assortment of gold half sovereigns, containing 3.654 grams fine gold.
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Half Sovereign (Queen Elizabeth II Decimal Portrait)
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Queen Elizabeth II Decimal Portrait Gold Half Sovereign Coin, 3.99 grams of 22 carat gold. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Half Sovereign (King Edward VII)
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Half Sovereign with King Edward VII. 3.99 grams of 22ct. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Half Sovereign (King George V)
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King George V Half Sovereign with 3.99g of 22 carat Gold. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Half Sovereign (Queen Victoria Veiled Head)
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Gold Half Sovereign with Queen Victoria with veiled head. 3.99grams of 22ct gold. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Gold Half Proof Sovereign (Boxed)
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This Royal Mint box-set contains a single Gold Proof Half Sovereign coin. 3.99grams struck in 22ct Gold. Complete with Original Certificate of Authenticity and encased in its official Royal Mint Box. You will receive a coin of our choice from a wide range of years.
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Half Sovereign (Victoria young head shield)
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Gold Half Sovereign with Queen Victoria (young head 3.99grams of 22ct Gold. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Half Sovereign (Victoria Jubilee Head Shield)
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Queen Victoria Jubilee Head featuring a shield on the reverse rather than the traditional George and the Dragon design. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-owned coin and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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5x Half Gold Sovereign - Investment Bundle
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5 Gold Half Sovereigns, random dates selected by us. 3.99 grams of 22ct. PLEASE NOTE: These are pre-owned coins and may have slight scratches or marks but would be considered in a fine condition.
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Half sovereigns are smaller than their full counterparts weighing just under 4 grams, however, they are still highly popular due to their great quality and value. Half sovereign coins were first produced in 1544, with production being revived under George III in 1817 to restore financial stability following French revolutionary wars. An excellent feature of half sovereign gold coins is that they contain the same 22-carat gold that can be found in full sovereign, which has made them popular with many collectors. Minted to bullion standard, half sovereigns are great investment boasting fine accuracy. Browse the half sovereign coins on sale here today to see our superb selection. If you are struggling to find exactly what you are looking for, feel free to contact us to speak to one of our knowledgeable experts. If you are considering purchasing gold half sovereigns, you can view our live gold price chart to stay up to date with the current value of gold.

A brief history of the British gold Sovereign

First struck in 1489, the gold Sovereign coin is one of the oldest coins still being produced today. Named as a tribute to the king, it has depicted status and strength for over 500 years.

The half Sovereign was first introduced in 1544 during the reign of Henry VIII. The first quarter Sovereign coin was trailed in 1853, though it wasn’t until recently – 2009, in fact – that the quarter Sovereign coin was made available to the public.

During the 19th century, the gold Sovereign was classed as legal tender in more than 20 countries around the world.

The modern Sovereign celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2017 with a gold coin featuring an exclusive shield mint mark and the same St George and the dragon design used in 1817.

Why buy half and quarter Sovereign coins?

The gold Sovereign coin is internationally recognised and The Royal Mint is one of the world’s most admired refiners of gold.

Many collectors choose gold Sovereigns because they’re well-known for their quality and accuracy. They also have a prominence within British history, making them especially appealing for those who enjoy the history of Britain and, in particular, the history of British coinage.

Due to their status as legal tender in the UK, full, half and quarter Sovereign coins are exempt from VAT and capital gains tax, meaning UK residents can trade them without owing tax on the profit.

Where to buy British half and quarter Sovereigns

Whilst half and quarter Sovereign coins hold a face value, the price you can expect to pay for them will depend on the live price of gold at any given time.

The Gold Bullion Co. offer competitive, real-time pricing that’s based on the live price of gold. With thousands of positive customer reviews and fast, fully-insured delivery, it’s easy to see why we’re one of the UK’s most trusted and well-used distributors.

Buy half-sovereigns from The Gold Bullion Company, a reputable and well-known UK-based family business.

Our outstanding customer service team - who have received a 99.6% positive rating in independent reviews from over 9,000 customers - backs every purchase with pre-sales advice and post purchase support. Every purchase features fully insured delivery and our unique buy-back guarantee.