1937 Half Sovereigns
1937 half sovereigns were only issued as part of the four coin gold George VI Coronation proof set. As such, it can be difficult to acquire them separately, as this would require a 4-coin set to be split.
George VI 1936 - 1952
George VI half sovereigns were only minted in 1937, and only as part of the four coin gold proof set of that year issued for the coronation. We occasionally have them available from sale from stock.
For a complete list of half sovereign dates which exist, please take a look at our Half Sovereigns Which Exist page.
Profile portrait of George VI facing left, with the legend (inscription):
GEORGIVS (GEORGIUS) VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D: IND : IMP.
The engraver's initials HP appear at the right beneath the neck.
The world famous portrayal of St. George, on horseback, killing a dragon. There is no legend (inscription). The date 1937 appears in the exergue, and the initials B.P. also appear at the right of the exergue. These are the initials of Benedetto Pistrucci, who originally engraved the design for medals, and the first modern sovereigns of 1817.
The Same Only Different!
All four of the 1937 proof gold coins share the same design, although here are some slight differences in proportion and spacing of the motifs of the design relative to the complete flan. An observant collector should be able to tell the difference between photographs of all four coins. For the eagle-eyed experts, our two photographs are of the £5 coin, we intend to add photographs of the half sovereign soon.
Gold Half Sovereigns - George VI
1937 Gold Coins
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St. George & Dragon on Reverse of 1937 Gold Proof Half Sovereign
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George VI on Obverse of 1937 Gold Proof Coronation Half Sovereign