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Coin: Half Sovereign 2012
Description

2012 was the year of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and to commemorate this special occasion a new St George and the dragon reverse was commissioned. It was designed by Paul Day and features a new depiction of St George and the dragon - a story that had been told on The Sovereign for almost 200 years.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1/2 (x Pound) TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head)
Year2012 CurrentYes
Mintage254,894 (254894)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 254,894 (254894)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerPaul Day
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. In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Reverse

The new reverse by Paul Day features a new interpretation of St. George and the Dragon.

Reverse inscription

2012

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Half Sovereign 2012: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 4,894 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Half Sovereign 2012: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1206
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4444
Half Sovereign 2012: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2014 Mintage
Royal Mint 2016 Design link
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