The Half-Sovereign 2024 Gold Proof Coin

Issued by the UK’s Royal Mint, this half-sovereign is struck from 22-carat gold to proof standard.

Key features:

  • 22-carat (91.67% pure) gold
  • Proof quality finish
  • Features the King Charles III obverse
Issue Limit 1,250
SKU 24U54AAA

Restriction

This product is only eligible for sale in Australia.

Story

Historic coin

First issued in 1489, the sovereign was named after its magnificent portrayal of then monarch, Henry VII. Following a 200-year hiatus, the coin was revived in 1817 under George III as a circulating piece with a nominal value of one pound sterling (£1). Modern bullion versions are also issued in proof and other collector finishes.

Pistrucci’s masterpiece

Continuing a long-standing tradition, this half-sovereign portrays St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, the famous Italian medallist and engraver whose association with the Royal Mint spanned 40 years. Also included on the reverse is the coin’s 2024 year-date.

05 The Half Sovereign 2024 Gold Proof Coin Case Left

King Charles III obverse

The obverse portrays the first definitive UK coinage portrait of His Majesty The King by Martin Jennings – the first time it has been paired with Pistrucci’s classic design on a proof half-sovereign.

Presentation packaging

The coin is accompanied by packaging detailing the history of the sovereign, and the stories of St George and the Dragon, Benedetto Pistrucci, and King Charles III.

Specifications

Specifications

Year 2024
Metal Gold
Fineness (% purity) 91.67
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 3.994
Maximum Diameter (mm) 19.30
Maximum Mintage 2,710
Finish Proof
Effigy Martin Jennings design of H.M. King Charles III

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