• 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded VF aVF reverse
    Reverse aVF
  •  1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded VF aVF obverse
    Obverse VF
  • 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded aFair/Fair reverse
    Reverse aFair
  • 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded aFair/Fair obverse
    Obverse Fair
  • 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded VF aVF reverse
  •  1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded VF aVF obverse
  • 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded aFair/Fair reverse
  • 1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV Coin - Graded aFair/Fair obverse
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1828 Gold Half Sovereign George IV London Mint

The 1828 gold half sovereign feature the bare head portrait of king George IV by engraver William Wyon, with a crowned shield reverse design. 

The coin that we have in stock graded VF/aVF is shown in the photos. The grades on the photos are written at the bottom left of each photo. Information correct as of March 2023. We very rarely get these in stock but please contact us if you wish to double check the coin will be the same one as you wish to receive.   

The 1828 gold half sovereign was the final half sovereign issued during the reign of King George IV. This was possibly due to the large number of this coin minted in 1828. 1,224,754 was a particularly large issue for a half sovereign. Interestingly, it was only the seventh half sovereign to be issued during his reign as the half sovereign wasn't issued in 1822.

See the rest of the 1828 Sovereign Collection.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

from £835.00

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


The obverse depicts a bare head portrait of King George IV by William Wyon.

The inscription reads


It also includes small, oval flowers which separate the inscription from the date which is inscribed below the portrait.


The reverse shows Jean Baptiste Merlen's design of a crowned shield.

The inscription reads



Weight / SizeHalf
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.118
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure1,224,754
Spink Reference3,804
Obverse DesignerWilliam Wyon
Reverse DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
Issuing Monarch George IV (1820-1830)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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aFairFair£380.23Out Of Stock
VFaVF£835.00In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
07 June 2023 aFair Fair £340.34
21 June 2023 aFair Fair £334.08
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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