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Coin type: Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal, St George)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofHalf Sovereign (Pre-decimal) Sub-types
Face value1/2 (x Pound)
Years produced1893 - 1937 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.917 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse inscription

Reverse

St. George on horseback holding short sword in right hand, wearing a flowing cape, helmet and boots; the horse rearing to right over fallen dragon which has a broken lance in its chest; the date, 1896 in the exergue.

The mint mark (if any; coins struck at the Royal Mint London do not have a mint mark) is in the ground above the middle of the date.

Reverse inscription

[Year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal, St George): Photos

Proof Coin - Half-Sovereign, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Royal Mint London, no mint mark (1893 - 1953).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1923
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Pretoria Mint, SA mint mark (1923 - 1926).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Sovereign, South Africa, 1923
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1926).
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Proof Coin - Half-Sovereign, George VI, Great Britain, 1937
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: King George VI (1937).
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List of 30 coins of type: Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal, St George) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Half Sovereign 1893 St George 4,677,398 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1894 3,794,591 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1895 2,869,183 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1896 3,165,551 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1897 3,798,156 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1898 2,878,527 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1899 3,549,221 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1900 4,799,668 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1901 2,037,664 Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1902 4,343,580 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1903 2,753,057 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1904 1,777,470 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1905 3,023,993 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1906 4,635,482 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1907 4,233,421 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1908 4,964,622 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1909 4,240,831 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1910 5,497,881 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1911 6,490,243 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1912 6,502,316 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1913 6,094,290 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1914 7,573,124 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1915 3,198,630 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1918 unknown King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1923 (Proof only) 655 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1925 946,615 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1926 806,540 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Half Sovereign 1953 (not released) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: