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Coin: Half Sovereign 1989 500th Anniversary
Description

Proof FDC only. No date shown on the coin.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, 500th Anniversary)
Year1989 CurrentYes
Mintage8,888 (8888)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 8,888 (8888)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBernard Sindall
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigySeated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9900
Obverse

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, seated enthroned, facing forward; around, ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D. The entire design, including the style of the lettering, is inspired by the original 1489 sovereigns.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Reverse

A crowned shield at the centre of a Tudor rose; around, ANNIVERSARY · OF · THE · GOLD · SOVEREIGN · 1489 · 1989. Again this design, and the lettering, are in a style similar to that on the very first gold sovereign issues.

Reverse inscription

ANNIVERSARY · OF · THE · GOLD · SOVEREIGN · 1489 · 1989

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause lists mintage of 27,500.

Half Sovereign 1989 500th Anniversary: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 955
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4277
Half Sovereign 1989 500th Anniversary: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
Royal Mint 2016 Design link
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