1915 King George V Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign Recent Release

  • 1915 King George V Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign
  • 1915 King George V Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign

This increasingly rare half sovereign coin is certain to excite collectors as a tangible connection to Australia’s baptism by fire at Gallipoli. Featuring:

  • Rare historic 1915 half gold sovereign
  • 22ct (91.67%) pure gold
  • Iconic St George and the dragon reverse design
  • 'Extremely Fine; to 'About Uncirculated' condition
  • Sydney Mint ‘S’ mintmark
  • Prestigious Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
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1915 King George V Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign 19G42AAA AUS $ 540.91
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Unlike the full sovereign, which was struck in large numbers throughout the Empire for centuries, the half sovereign was traditionally regarded as an ‘awkward’ denomination and only produced when specifically requested by banks. The coin’s subsequent rarity makes it highly prized by collectors worldwide.

This 1915 Sydney Mint Gold Half Sovereign in 'Extremely Fine' to 'About Uncirculated' condition is exceedingly rare in such superb quality. Adding to its appeal, the half sovereign was struck in the same year as the Gallipoli landing, during which the young Australian nation mourned the loss of more than 8,000 troops. The acquisition serves as a precious keepsake from a time of great significance for Australia and the world.

Timeless Design

Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon design is featured on the coin’s reverse, together with the year-date and The Sydney Mint’s traditional ‘S’ mintmark. The obverse depicts the left-facing bust of King George V.

Prestigious Packaging

The coin is housed in a fine timber case and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Grading Specifications:

Gem (or Gem Unc): A coin at the higher end of the mint state spectrum – underpinned by a strong strike, full detail, full lustre, no imperfections.
Choice Uncirculated (Ch Unc): An exceptional example, showing no sign of wear, no imperfections, sharp detail and full mint lustre.
Uncirculated (Unc): An uncirculated or unused coin. The finest possible condition for a circulation-struck coin, defined by full detail, no wear, and original lustre.
Extremely Fine (EF): A clear, sharp, lustrous coin, showing traces of wear on the high points, and light surface marks from circulation. 
Very Fine (VF): Lacking original lustre, and exhibiting some flatness to the designs, and other signs of circulation.
Fine (F): Circulation clearly evident, with general wear and flatness to the designs. 
Very Good (VG): Bereft of any significant detail in the designs – strong evidence of circulation.
Good (g): Use of the prefix ‘good’ (e.g. good Extremely Fine) indicates that the coin is slightly better than the stated grade.
About (a): Use of the prefix ‘about’ (e.g. about Extremely Fine) indicates that the coin is just below the stated grade.

 

Sovereign Terms:

Numismatics The academic study or collection of objects of currency.
Assay Assessment of a precious metal object to determine quality/purity.
Blank A blank metal discused for the production of coins.
Die A hardened, engraved metallic tool, employed to strike a design onto a blank.
Relief The raised elements of a design upon a coin or medal.
Field The blank area of a coin surrounding a design.
Obverse Main side of a coin, often bearing the monarch’s portrait.
Reverse Opposite side to the obverse, often featuring design, denomination and/or date.
Overdate Modification of the date of a coin die, visible upon the coins.
Legend The inscription of lettering around the edge of a coin.
Mintmark A distinguishing mark indicating the mint of issue.
Type A grouping of certain coins on the basis of similar characteristics.