United Kingdom: Coin Type Half Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head) (issued 2012 - )
|Coin Type||Half 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.
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|
The new reverse by Paul Day features a new interpretation of St. George and the Dragon.