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1826 Gold Half Sovereign George IV

This 1826 gold half sovereign was the first half sovereign under George IV to use Chantry bare head bust engraved by William Wyon. 


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George IV half sovereigns were minted from 1821 to 1828, except for 1822.

1826 was the first year the bare head portrait was used on a half sovereign. Previous years showed the King with a laureate head. 

There is also a second version of the 1826 sovereign. The second version, George IV has an extra tuft of hair.


The edge is milled and the coin has a coin alignment. 


Bare head portrait of King George IV facing left. The date 1826 is below truncation between two oval flower stops. 

The legend reads



A garnished shield sits in the centre of the coin below the royal crown. 

The legend reads



Diameter 19.30mm
Weight 3.99 g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.1176 Troy oz
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 344,830

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