United Kingdom: Coin Half Sovereign 2012 - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Half Sovereign 2012
CoinHalf Sovereign 2012

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.

MintRoyal Mint
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 InscriptionNone
Half Sovereign 2012: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 4,894 (included in total)
Material0.9167 Gold
DetailsMintage 4,894 including coins in sets.
Half Sovereign 2012: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2014 Mintage
Royal Mint 2016 Design link
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 2012: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeHalf Sovereign (Decimal, St George Spearing Dragon Head)
Issued2012
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value1/2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Mintage254,894
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerPaul Day
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.3000
Thickness (mm)0.9900
Mass (g)3.9940
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