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1984 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coin

The 1984 Gold Proof Half Sovereign was the final half-sovereign to feature the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It was only issued as a proof coin in 1984, not as bullion.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • Contains 0.1177 troy ounces of the precious metal
  • Presentation: Royal Mint presentation box & certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage: 19,505 coins
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax & VAT-free
  • Weight: 3.99g
  • Diameter: 19.3mm

See our complete gold half sovereign coin collection.

Please note: These coins may have slight toning and/or minor hairline scratches, which do not affect the value of the gold coins.


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

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Royal Mint Official Partner

Chards is an official partner of The Royal Mint. Our gold proof sovereign coin range, among other Royal Mint products, are sourced directly from their mint headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales.

Proof Sovereigns

This coin is a proof coin, which has a highly polished mirror finish background and the design is raised in a contrasting matt finish. 1984 gold half sovereigns are only available as a proof version and were issued as limited edition.

What Is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a form of levies imposed on the profit garnered from the sale of assets, such as real estate, investments, and collectibles. In the United Kingdom, the present CGT allowance is £3,000 per annum per individual, which implies that one can earn up to £3,000 from the sale of assets prior to being subject to CGT. Read our CGT guide for more information to see what bullion coins are exempt from CGT and the ones which are.

Legacy of Benedetto Pistrucci

Arriving in London in 1815, the renowned engraver was quick to prove his worth, soon being commissioned by the Master of the Royal Mint, William Wellesley Pole, for a series of new gold and silver coin designs to be released in 1817.  

A new reverse sovereign coin design was introduced featuring Saint George slaying a dragon, designed by the brilliant young Italian engraver. This beautiful classic design remains on our gold sovereigns today, almost two hundred years later, and for most of its life must have been one of the worlds most widely recognised coins.


The obverse of the coin features the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as designed by designed by British artist and sculptor Arnold Machin.



Featuring the iconic image of St George seated on horseback slaying the dragon as designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.


Weight / SizeHalf
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.118
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure19,505
Obverse DesignerArnold Machin
Reverse DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

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.

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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.