• 1914 Gold Half Sovereign George V London aEF rev
    Reverse aEF
  • 1914 Gold Half Sovereign George V London aEF obv
    Obverse aEF
  • 1914 Gold Half Sovereign George V London aEF rev
  • 1914 Gold Half Sovereign George V London aEF obv
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1914 Gold Half Sovereign George V London

This is a 1914 Gold Half Sovereign from London ia 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.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Gold Half Sovereign

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 1914 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. The legend reads as:



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 / SizeHalf
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.118
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure7,251,124
Marsh Reference529
Obverse DesignerEdgar Bertram MacKennal
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch George V (1910-1936)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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gVFgVF£378.09In Stock
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
24 September 2018 gVF VF £328.11
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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.

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.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

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.

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Postal Insurance

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. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.