Proof Half Sovereign Gold Coin – 1985 – 1988
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Items can be posted to us - we recommend using Royal Mail Special Delivery service to ensure your goods are delivered securely. Alternatively, they can be brought into our secure showroom upon appointment.
Step 1: Download, print, and complete our 'Sell To Us' form and include this inside your parcel with your securely wrapped items.
Step 2: Send your parcel to Atkinsons, 202 Gracechurch Centre, The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B72 1PA. Royal Mail Special Delivery should be used to safely post your items. Parcels can be insured up to £2,500.00. Parcels with a value exceeding this should be split into packs each containing a value of less than £2,500.00.
Step 3: When your parcel has arrived with us, our purchasing team will contact you to agree the finalised price. Payment can then be made by bank transfer, with funds appearing in your account within 72 hours. There may be an option to have a same day payment subject to limits and cut off times (a charge of £25 is applicable). Personal cheques are also available if preferred.
If you have any further questions please contact one of our experienced team on 0121 355 0620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Quotations are an indication of the price only, based on the current metal price. The actual price you receive will be based on the live metal price when we receive your items. All goods are tested to verify weight and purity.
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Proof Half Sovereigns between 1985 and 1988 all feature Benedetto Pistrucci's George & the Dragon design; the coin's year should also appear. The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- The coin weighs 3.99g and is 916.7 (22ct) Gold.
- Diameter: 19.30mm.
- Manufactured by The Royal Mint.
- Struck to a Proof finish.
Modern British sovereigns have been struck at the Royal Mint and branch mints since 1817. The first mint outside of the UK to strike sovereigns was Sydney. The Melbourne Mint followed in 1872, then the Perth Mint in 1899, the Canadian Mint in 1908, the Bombay mint in 1918, and the South African Mint in 1923.
The gold sovereign is one of Britain’s most famous coins, the first of which was minted in 1489 by King Henry VII; due to its long history, it is considered by many as the flagship coin of the Royal Mint.
This product must include the original proof coin, capsule, certificate of authenticity, original Royal Mint Box and outer box. If any of these original components are missing, it may affect the price you are offered.
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