The 2024 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Coin features the official coinage uncrowned portrait of King Charles III, paired up with the classic St. George and the dragon design, for the first time.
Each coin in the new 2024 Sovereign proof range is presented in a Royal Mint display box and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Chards is an official partner of The Royal Mint. Our 2024 Proof Sovereign Gold Coins, among other Royal Mint products, are sourced directly from their mint headquarters in Llantrisant, Wales.
The original RRP on these coins is £385.
The 2024 sovereign range is ideal for collectors seeking the first sovereign coin showcasing the definitive coinage portrait of King Charles III, paired with the St George and the dragon design. Additionally, these sovereign coins offer financial advantages as they are exempt from capital gains tax and VAT-free.
The English sovereign was first issued as a gold hammered coin in 1489 for the King Henry VII. Designed by German engraver, Alexander of Bruchsal, the obverse featured the King in his coronation robes seated upon his throne, symbolising the power, success and splendour of the fledgling Tudor dynasty.
Although the first British gold sovereign was issued in 1489 for Henry VII, the modern gold sovereign was first struck in 1817 under George III. Today, the vast majority of British gold sovereigns showcase Benedetto Pistrucci's St George and the dragon design on the reverse, paired with various monarchs over time.
Notably, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, His Majesty King Charles III now graces the obverse of the sovereigns, including the 2022 memorial sovereigns, the 2023 Coronation sovereigns, and the new 2024 sovereign range.
A proof coin is a type of coin that is produced using a specific minting process that results in a highly polished surface and intricate design details. Proof coins are typically produced in limited quantities and may feature unique packaging, certificates of authenticity, or other distinguishing characteristics that set them apart from standard coins.
Due to their limited production and exceptional finish, proof coins generally command higher prices than regular coins of the same denomination and are highly prized by both collectors and investors.
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 £6,000 per annum per individual, which implies that one can earn up to £6,000 from the sale of assets prior to being subject to CGT.
For UK residents, bullion coins which are UK legal tender pound sterling coins are exempt from capital gains tax (CGT).
The obverse shows a depiction of His Majesty King Charles III uncrowned, facing to the left, by Martin Jennings.
An inscription reads as the following:
· CHARLES III · DEI · GRA · REX · FID · DEF ·
The reverse design features the traditional St George and the dragon design by Benedetto Pistrucci, depicting George valiantly slaying the dragon.
|Weight / Size||Half|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.118|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Martin Jennings|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Issuing Monarch||Charles III (2022 - Present)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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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.
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