United Kingdom: Coin Type Half Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Half Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head) (issued 2012 - )
Coin TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head)

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.

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 InscriptionELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription2012
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Half Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofHalf Sovereign (Decimal)
From2012
Face Value1/2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000
Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940