This is a 1912 Gold Half Sovereign from London available in a selection of grades, please select from the drop down.
We have graded a number of these due to a number of recent requests. There are no mint marks on these half sovereigns as they were minted in London. Half sovereigns from the reign of George V are very popular with coin collectors.
They contain 0.1177 troy ounces of gold and are struck in 22 carat (.917) fineness. Being British legal tender, they are exempt from capital gain tax.
Investment gold is VAT free.
Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.
Although George V acceded to the throne on May 6th 1910, on the death of his father Edward VII, all British coins dated 1910 continued to use Edward's portrait. 1911 was the first year in which coins were issued with George's portrait and this was also his coronation year. There are two types of George V gold sovereigns , the first type being issued from 1911 to 1928 inclusive and referred to as the first, large portrait. In 1911, sovereigns were issued at the Royal Mint, London, and at Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia, and also Ottawa in Canada. The London "Branch" of the Royal Mint never used a mintmark on sovereigns.
The new bust of George V featured on the 1912 sovereign is the work of Bertram MacKennal, an Australian born in Melbourne 1863. The King's bare head is facing the left and the letters B.M. are at the bottom of the truncation.
GEORGIVS V D • G • BRITT : OMN : REX F • D • IND : IMP
The reverse is the continuation of Benedetto Pistrucci's clasically beautiful St George mounted and slaying the dragon with sword. The sovereigns are dated at the bottom with the letters B.P. to the right.
|Weight / Size||Half|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.118|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Edgar Bertram MacKennal|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||George V (1910-1936)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|EF||aEF||ASK||Out Of Stock|
|EF||EF||ASK||Out Of Stock|
|VF||aVF||ASK||Out Of Stock|
|gVF||aVF||ASK||Out Of Stock|
|aVF||gFine||ASK||Out Of Stock|
|VF||gVF||ASK||Out Of Stock|
You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.
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.
Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.
All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out.
If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.
View our full Terms & Conditions.
We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.
If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.
For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.
Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.
We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products.
If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.