The 2016 proof half sovereigns feature a brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in order to commemorate her 90th Birthday created by James Butler.
*We have one in stock with a damaged outer sleeve - please call if you are interested. We have a spare 2016 sovereign sleeve available*
As always we are offering the proof half sovereigns at a discount from the official Royal Mint issue price.
See the rest of the 2016 Sovereign Collection.
The 2016 half sovereigns are the first to feature the Queen's 90th Birthday Portrait by the renowned sculptor, James Butler on the obverse. With a nominal value of fifty pence, this British coin is struck in 22 carat gold and has a limited mintage of 2,000 as individual coins. A maximum of 3,675 may be issued but the balance will be in commemorative sets.
The Royal Mint will not be selling uncirculated half sovereigns to trade this year, so we will only be able to supply them when we purchase them off the secondary market.
We are usually able to offer proof half sovereigns at a discount compared with The Royal Mint (and many of our competitors). In recent years the trade discount price has reduced, however we aim to keep our price below that of The Royal Mint and as competitive as possible.
The 2016 gold proof half sovereign bears the 90th Birthday portrait of Elizabeth II created by James Butler. His initials, JB, are set below the Queen's hairline. The inscription reads ELIZABTH II ·DEI·GRA·REGINA·FID·DEF
The reverse features the famous St George and the Dragon design, by Benedetto Pistrucci. This engraving first appeared on sovereigns in 1817. The year and initials BP are in exergue.
|Alloy||22 carat gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.1177 Troy oz|
|Obverse Designer||James Butler|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|
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