United Kingdom: Coin Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only)
CoinHalf Sovereign 1998 (Proof only)

Proof FDC only this year.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF. Translated from Latin: 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, 1998.

Reverse Inscription 1998
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only): References to Information Used
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Half Sovereign (Decimal) (37)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Half Sovereign 1980 (Proof only) 76,700 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Half Sovereign 1982 2,519,090 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Half Sovereign 1983 (Proof only) 19,710 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Half Sovereign 1984 (Proof only) 12,410 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Half Sovereign 1985 (Proof only) 9,951 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1986 (Proof only) 4,575 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1987 (Proof only) 8,187 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1988 (Proof only) 7,074 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1989 500th Anniversary 8,888 Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1990 (Proof only) 4,231 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1991 (Proof only) 3,588 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1992 (Proof only) 3,783 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1993 (Proof only) 2,910 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1994 (Proof only) 5,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1995 (Proof only) 4,900 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1996 (Proof only) 5,730 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1997 (Proof only) 7,500 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) 6,147 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 1999 (Proof only) 7,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2000 154,280 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2001 99,359 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2002 71,347 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2003 52,686 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2004 39,370 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2005 35,310 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2006 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2007 77,442 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2008 77,465 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2009 56,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2010 257,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2011 57,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2012 254,894 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2013 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2014 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2015 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Half Sovereign 2016 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Half Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait unknown Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF
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Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, St George)
Issued1998
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value1/2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Mintage6,147
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000
Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
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