Half Sovereign 1823, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Half Sovereign 1823, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinHalf Sovereign 1823

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage224,280, Rarity: S (Scarce)
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Obverse

Laureate head of King George IV facing left; hair short; the tie has a loop and two hanging ends; the King's neck is bare. Below in small lettering the artist's initials, B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); around, the legend GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:

Obverse Inscription GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Reverse

A plain square shield, surmounted by the royal crown, bearing the Ensigns Armorial of the United Kingdom. The Hanoverian arms within an escutcheon surmounted by the royal crown in the centre of the shield. Inscription ANNO ("year" in Latin) to the left reading upwards, the date 1823 on the right reading downwards. Below the shield a thistle and shamrock emerging from a rose.

The coin is struck with a reverse die axis.

Reverse Inscription ANNO 1823
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Marsh, Michael A. The Gold Half Sovereign. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Coins, 1982. pp. 4-8.

Half Sovereign 1823: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
All (100) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Half Sovereign (Pre-decimal)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Half Sovereign 1817 2,080,197 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1817
Half Sovereign 1818 1,030,286 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Half Sovereign 1820 35,043 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA 1820
Half Sovereign 1821 231,288 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1823 224,280 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1824 591,538 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1825 761,150 King George IV - Laureate Head GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1826 344,830 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Half Sovereign 1827 492,014 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1827
Half Sovereign 1828 1,244,745 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828
Half Sovereign 1831 (Proof only) unknown King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1834 133,899 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1835 772,554 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1836 146,865 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1837 160,207 King William IV - Bare Head GULIELMUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Half Sovereign 1838 273,341 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1838
Half Sovereign 1839 (Proof only) 1,230 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Half Sovereign 1841 508,835 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1841
Half Sovereign 1842 2,223,352 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1842
Half Sovereign 1843 1,251,762 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1843
Half Sovereign 1844 1,127,007 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
Half Sovereign 1845 887,526 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
Half Sovereign 1846 1,063,928 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1846
Half Sovereign 1847 982,636 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1847
Half Sovereign 1848 410,595 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1848
Half Sovereign 1849 845,112 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1849
Half Sovereign 1850 179,595 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1850
Half Sovereign 1851 773,573 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1851
Half Sovereign 1852 1,377,671 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1852
Half Sovereign 1853 2,708,796 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853
Half Sovereign 1854 1,125,144 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1854
Half Sovereign 1855 2,391,362 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1855
Half Sovereign 1856 2,391,909 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1856
Half Sovereign 1857 728,223 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1857
Half Sovereign 1858 855,578 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1858
Half Sovereign 1859 2,203,813 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1859
Half Sovereign 1860 1,131,500 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1860
Half Sovereign 1861 1,130,867 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1861
Half Sovereign 1862 unknown Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1862
Half Sovereign 1863 1,371,574 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1863
Half Sovereign 1864 1,758,490 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1864
Half Sovereign 1865 1,834,750 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1865
Half Sovereign 1866 2,058,776 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1866
Half Sovereign 1867 992,795 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1867
Half Sovereign 1869 1,861,764 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1869
Half Sovereign 1870 1,159,544 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1870
Half Sovereign 1871 2,242,970 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1871
Half Sovereign 1872 3,604,627 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1872
Half Sovereign 1873 2,092,084 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1873
Half Sovereign 1874 1,884,432 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1874
Half Sovereign 1875 768,240 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1875
Half Sovereign 1876 2,785,187 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1876
Half Sovereign 1877 2,337,482 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1877
Half Sovereign 1878 2,081,941 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1878
Half Sovereign 1879 255,201 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1879
Half Sovereign 1880 1,089,049 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1880
Half Sovereign 1881 104,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1881
Half Sovereign 1882 158,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1882
Half Sovereign 1883 3,090,457 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1883
Half Sovereign 1884 1,181,756 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1884
Half Sovereign 1885 4,479,871 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1885
Half Sovereign 1886 120,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1886
Half Sovereign 1887 Young head 198,000 Queen Victoria - Young Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1887
Half Sovereign 1887 Jubilee head 1,070,567 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1888 (Proof only) unknown Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1889 64,000 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1890 2,266,023 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1891 1,233,286 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1892 13,680,486 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1893 Shield 4,536,649 Queen Victoria - Jubilee Head VICTORIA DEI GRATIA
Half Sovereign 1893 St George 4,677,398 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1894 3,794,591 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1895 2,869,183 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1896 3,165,551 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1897 3,798,156 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1898 2,878,527 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1899 3,459,103 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1900 4,799,668 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1901 2,037,664 Queen Victoria - Veiled Head VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Half Sovereign 1902 4,343,580 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1903 2,753,057 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1904 1,777,470 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1905 3,023,993 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1906 4,635,482 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1907 4,233,421 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1908 4,964,622 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1909 4,240,831 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1910 5,497,881 King Edward VII - Bare Head EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1911 6,490,243 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1912 6,502,316 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1913 6,094,290 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1914 7,573,124 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1915 3,196,630 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1916 448,000 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1918 unknown King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1923 (Proof only) 655 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1925 946,615 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1926 806,540 King George V - Bare Head GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Half Sovereign 1937 (Proof only) 5,501 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Half Sovereign 1953 (not released) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D: +
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Half Sovereign 1823: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeHalf Sovereign (Pre-decimal, Shield)
Issued1823
MonarchKing George IV
EffigyKing George IV - Laureate Head by Benedetto Pistrucci
Face Value1/2 (x Pound)
Mintage224,280, Rarity: S (Scarce)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000
Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
OCC IDYMXK-DOKQ-CQKP-OWQJ
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