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Coin: Half Sovereign 2003
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, St George)
Year2003 CurrentYes
Mintage52,686 (52686)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 52,686 (52686)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000 Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
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, 2003.

Reverse inscription2003
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Half Sovereign 2003: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 4,868 (included in main number)
Half Sovereign 2003: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1001
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4440
Half Sovereign 2003: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2017 Mint link
Royal Mint 2017 Mintage link Bullion mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
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