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Buy Gold Half and Quarter Sovereign Coins

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.

As they’re a little smaller than a full Sovereign, these coins are therefore less expensive. But they still offer a good opportunity to own a high-quality, carefully minted gold bullion product from one of the best known mints in the world.

The half Sovereign coin contains 3.99g of the same fine 22 carat gold found in a full Sovereign, which contains 7.98g.

The quarter Sovereign coin is the smallest in the Sovereign family, containing just short of 2g of fine 22 carat gold. It makes an excellent starter coin for anyone who is new to collecting gold coins.

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 celebrates 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.

Browse the full range of half and quarter Sovereign coins now to make your first foray into the world of gold coin collecting.

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