The 1817 Half Sovereign George III Shield displays the laureate head, with St. George & dragon reverse inside an inscribed garter.
It is the first date of George III Half Sovereigns, which makes it also the very first of the 'modern' Half Sovereigns.
The reverse of the coin features the crowned shield design by William Wyon. The milled edge was introduced with the 1817 UK coinage.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.
This was the first of the modern half sovereigns and has the crowned shield design on the reverse unlike the full sovereign of this year. Many of the half sovereigns of this year show signs of heavy wear. It gets more difficult to find half sovereigns as the collector looks for the highest grades - such as strict EF or even VF. Most were used frequently as currency.
There was also an 1817 proof issued for this year but we have never owned one.
Pistrucci's laureate bust of George III and the inscription GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA.
The reverse of the coin features the crowned shield design by Wyon.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.1176 Troy oz (3.6575g)|
|Reverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|aVF||aVF||£550.00||Out of Stock|
|Fine||Fine||£335.31||Out of Stock|
|09 July 2018||Fine||Fine||£283.32|
|17 October 2018||aVF||aVF||£550.00|
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