Proof Half Sovereigns between 2003 and 2004 all feature Benedetto Pistrucci's George & the Dragon design; the coin's year should also appear. The obverse shows the fourth 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.