• 2002 Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Shield Back Bullion Reverse
  • 2002 Gold Elizabeth II Half Sovereign Shield Back Bullion Obverse
  • 2002 Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Shield Back Bullion Reverse
  • 2002 Gold Elizabeth II Half Sovereign Shield Back Bullion Obverse
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2002 Gold Half Sovereign Bullion Coin

The 2002 gold half sovereign features a shield design, last used on Queen Victoria sovereigns dated 1838 to 1893. The reverse was changed from the iconic St George and the Dragon design in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The shield reverse only appears on the 2002 Queen Elizabeth II sovereigns and has not been used on any coins since. 

Sovereigns are struck from 22 carat (0.916 fine) gold and hold British Legal Tender status, meaning they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax as well as VAT. These coins contain 0.1177 troy ounces of gold.

See the rest of the 2002 Sovereign Collection.


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

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Golden Jubilee Sovereigns

The 2002 half sovereign was only the third bullion QEII sovereign to have been produced. As 2002 was the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the coin was made with the shield sovereign design. This was expected to be as popular as the Victoria Shield Sovereign.

These coins are gold bullion half sovereigns with a unique reverse design; perfect for collectors. 

Bullion Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns - Price Comparison

Product Premium  Price Stock Status
Gold Half Sovereigns Our Choice - Minty from 10% from £192.98 Out Of Stock
Gold Half Sovereigns Best Value - Secondary Market from 6.4% from £186.67 In Stock
Gold Sovereign Coin Best Value - Secondary Market from 3.6% from £363.40 Orderable
Bullion Sovereign Best Value - Newly Minted from 5.85% from £371.19 Out Of Stock



The obverse bears the fourth portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley with the inscription



The reverse engraving marks the Queen's Golden Jubilee. The Shield design of the Royal Arms within a wreath of laurel was created by Timothy Noad, a herald painter at the College of Arms.


Weight / SizeHalf
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.118
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure61,347
Issue Limit61,347
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerTimothy Noad
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)
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. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

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.

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.