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The 2018 Half Gold Sovereign, minted by the Royal Mint
Considered as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint, the gold sovereign has been produced for over 500 years. With its traditional design of Benedetto Pistrucci, this british bullion coin is available at Gerrards at low premium. Half gold sovereign are a great way to invest in physical gold in small units. It increases the flexibility of your investment portfolio.
This coin is in brand new condition, minted at the Royal Mint and display the current year in its obverse.
Buy 2018 half sovereign is a convenient way to start building a small physical gold portfolio. The 2018 half gold sovereign series celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen Elisabeth II coronation. It features the fifth portrait of the Queen Elisabeth II, aged 88 at the time of the design. Therefore, this brand new gold coin in bullion finish brings modernity to your gold bullion coins collection.
The half gold sovereign is half the size of a full sovereign. It contains 3.99 grams of 22 carats gold (.9167 of purity), which represents 3.66 grams of fine gold.
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The obverse features the classic design of Benedetto Pistrucci: St George slaying a dragon.
The reverse bears the fifth portrait of Queen Elisabeth II, aged 88 years old. The Queen wears King George IV State Diadem (worn during the annual State Opening of Parliament), as well as the Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings. The latin inscriptions ” DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF ” (translated as ” By the Grace of God, Queen, Defendor of the Faith” ) surrounds the portrait. The initial “J.C.” (for the designer Jody Clark) are engraved beneath her majesty’s neck.
The reverse design of the coin was created by Jody Clark, chief engraver at the Royal Mint.
Brand new half gold sovereigns are a great way to invest in physical gold progressively. It makes your holdings more divisible, and consequently more liquid. To illustrate, you can easily sell few half gold sovereigns at any time, rather than having to hold a large gold bar. Moreover, british gold coins like full and half sovereigns are exempt of Capital Gain Tax (CGT), because of their legal tender status in UK. This is an added benefit for british investors. Finally, this coin is VAT free in the UK and European Community .
The Royal Mint produces gold bullion coins with of the highest quality, using strict minting standards. All newly produced gold sovereigns (full and half) go through a verification process called the Trial of the Pyx. This independent verification trial dates back to 1282 and certifies the weight and gold purity of british coins before their issue to the public market. As a result, brand new british coins like the 2018 half gold sovereign have a weight and purity backed by the UK Government.
The Royal Mint is an institution with more than 1,110 years of history. The year 2018 marks the history of the british monarchy. The Queen Elisabeth II occupies the status of the longest reigning monarch in the world. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of her coronation, the Royal Mint, institution with more than 1,100 years of history and heritage has decided mint a brand new half gold sovereign.
To keep with tradition, the 2018 Gold Sovereign features Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St George and the dragon, a design that has come to define the Sovereign. First used for the Sovereigns of George III in 1817, this iconic image has endured for more than 200 years. The 2018 gold sovereign was launched the 4 December 2017.
The inscriptions FID DEF (‘Fidei defensor’) which stand for ‘Defenfor of the Faith’ symbolises the Queen status of Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Since the year 650, several mints across the Great Britain minted coins. Around the year 1540, most of the mints closed and the Royal Mint was the only mint in operation.
Great Britain abandoned the striking of coin by hand in 1663 and introduced new manufacturing processes. The use of screw presses and horse-drawn rolling mills enabled the manufactured of what became “milled coins”.
Capital Gain Tax Free, VAT Free
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3.66 grams ( 0.1177 troy ounce )
3.99 grams ( 0.1284 troy ounce )
19.30 mm / 1.00 mm
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