George III 1817 Half Sovereign

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King George III Gold Half Sovereign

In 1489 King Henry VII instructed The Royal Mint to produce ‘a new money of gold’ to help stabilise the legitimacy of his new ruling dynasty. The largest coin yet seen in England, both in size and value, it was given the name Sovereign. A powerful political statement, it was struck in turn by each of the Tudor monarchs until the reign of James I, before disappearing for 200 years.

In 1817, The Sovereign was revived as part of the great coinage reform that followed the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Although only about half the size of the original, the new coin more than matched the beauty of its predecessor.

Here's why the King George III Gold Half Sovereign is a CPM Prestige recommendation...

  • The first ‘Half Sovereign’ specifications we still use to this day
  • Obverse designed by the famous engraver Benedetto Pistrucci (later responsible for the traditional St George and the Dragon design so commonly seen on the reverse of Sovereigns).
  • 22 Carat Gold
  • Over 200 years old

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Country of Issue: UK 

Year of Issue: 1817 

Metal: Gold

Weight: 3.99g

Diameter: 19mm



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