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Coin: Half Sovereign 1824
Description

George IV (1820-1830), second issue. A half-sovereign was current at 10 shillings.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeHalf Sovereign (Pre-decimal, Shield)
Year1824 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage591,538 (591538) RarityN (Normal)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 591,538 (591538)
Material0.917 Gold DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
MonarchKing George IV EffigyPortrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Laureate head of King George IV facing left; hair short; the tie has a loop and two hanging ends; the King's neck is bare. Below in small lettering the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, the legend GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse inscription GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse

A plain square shield, surmounted by the royal crown, bearing the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom. The Hanoverian arms within an escutcheon surmounted by the royal crown in the centre of the shield. Inscription ANNO ("year" in Latin) to the left reading upwards, the date 1824 on the right reading downwards. Below the shield a thistle and shamrock emerging from a rose.

The coin is struck with a reverse die axis.

Reverse inscription

ANNO 1824

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Marsh, Michael A. The Gold Half Sovereign. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Coins, 1982. pp. 4-8.

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Half Sovereign 1824: Photo Coin - Half-Sovereign, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
Coin - Half-Sovereign, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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Half Sovereign 1824: Photo Coin - Half-Sovereign, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
Coin - Half-Sovereign, George IV, Great Britain, 1824
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Half Sovereign 1824: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Marsh, The Gold Half Sovereign405
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 235
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 689
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom3803
Half Sovereign 1824: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Marsh, The Gold Half Sovereign 1982 Coin description
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Mintage
Whitman, Guidebook of English Coins, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1962 Design
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