Half Sovereigns - New Golden Jubilee Design
The shield reverse was last used for Queen Victoria from 1838 to 1893 inclusive. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the Royal Mint have chosen not only to change the half sovereign design for our own queen's golden jubilee, but also to revert back to the shield design.
For 2002, the issue limit has been set at a maximum of 100,000. This is the same as for 2002, despite the fact that the Golden Jubilee celebration will make this new issue even more popular. The issue limit for the proofs has also been maintained at 12,500 individual coins, excluding those issued as part of the 3 and 4 coin gold proof sets.
Uncirculated "Bullion" Version
This is only the third time since 1982 that ordinary bullion half sovereigns have been produced. As with the millennium year, we expect these new half sovereigns to be very popular.
The issue limit for year 2000 was set at 250,000. This was the lowest mintage figure, apart from proof versions, for over 100 years. The limit for 2001 was even lower at only 100,000.
2002 Uncirculated Half Sovereign
2002 Proof Half Sovereign
Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
You may wish to use our 2002 Order Form
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Obverse of 2002 Uncirculated Half Sovereign
Reverse of 2002 Uncirculated Half Sovereign
Obverse of 2002 Proof Half Sovereign
Reverse of 2002 Golden Jubilee Proof Half Sovereign
Half Sovereigns Index Page
2002 Proof Half Sovereign in Presentation Box