2016 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Graded - PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Struck in 22-carat / 0.917 fine gold, this coin is struck a high quality proof finish. The coin features the 90th birthday portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, exclusive to the 2016 sovereigns!
This gold proof half sovereign has been given the highest possible grade by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC).
See the rest of the 2016 sovereign collection here.
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 10 shillings (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.
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:
ELIZABETH 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.
|Weight / Size||Half|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.118|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||James Butler|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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