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Coin: Half Sovereign 1953 (not released)
Description

According to the Remick's Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, "Gold half-sovereigns were coined in the name of Elizabeth II in 1953 for inclusion in specimens sets and to maintain the series. None of these coins were ever released and the only examples existent remain in official custody."

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeHalf Sovereign (Pre-decimal, St George)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint unknown No mint mark
Material0.917 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (by Mary Gillick). Around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +
Reverse

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1953.

Reverse inscription

1953

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Half Sovereign 1953 (not released): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldGreat Britain 272
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# Pn135
Spink/Seaby, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4123
Half Sovereign 1953 (not released): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Coin description
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
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