Tax Free Gold Index Page

Main Page
Half Sovereigns
2000 Half Sovereigns
Half Sovereign Information
Half Sovereigns For Sale
Sovereign Information
Sovereigns For Sale
Krugerrand Information
Krugerrands For Sale
Gold Bars
Bars Information
Bars For Sale
We Buy Gold Coins
About Us
About Us
Our Selling Terms
Order Form UK
Order Form USA

1951 Half Sovereigns Don't Exist

Every day people ask us for coins which do not exist, including 1951 half sovereigns.
Half sovereigns were not issued in every year, and this is one date for which none were issued.
No full sovereigns were minted in 1951 either, Krugerrands were not introduced until 1967, indeed very few countries issued any gold coins in 1951, however we can suggest some alternatives.
We can often supply Chile 100 Pesos from stock.

Why Not?
This is often the next question we get asked. It would be better to ask the Royal Mint, but we can tell you that coins are only produced when they are needed. The last date of half sovereign struck by the Royal Mint for circulation was 1915, although some of the branch mints continued striking them until 1926.
It was not until 1982 that the Royal Mint started to strike and issue half sovereigns again to supply demand for bullion coins. It now seems likely that half sovereigns will continue to be issued yearly.

Proof Half Sovereigns
Since 1980, the Royal Mint has issued half sovereigns in proof grade, for sale to collectors. Proofs are coins which are specially struck with a very high standard of finish. These are only issued in limited quantities, and are more expensive than ordinary bullion or circulation type coins. Obviously this is of no interest if you are looking for a 1951 half sovereign.

Alternative World Gold Coins
Austria1 Ducat193.4909.9860.1106$225
Chile100 Pesos3220.3397.9000.5886$250
Czechoslovakia10 Dukaten4134.9000.98601.1064$2,500
Czechoslovakia5 Dukaten32.517.4500.98600.5532$1,200
Czechoslovakia2 Dukaten24.56.9800.98600.2212$650
Czechoslovakia1 Dukat203.4900.98600.1106$450
Peru100 Soles3646.8071.9001.3544$750
Peru50 Soles3023.4056.9000.6772$300
Peru20 Soles239.3614.9000.2709$125
Saudi ArabiaGuinea227.9881.91660.2354$120
Thailand1000 Baht28173.8790.9955.5620$5,000
Thailand100 Baht2417.3870.9950.5562$600
Thailand50 Baht208.6930.9950.2781$300
Tunisia100 Francs216.5500.90000.1895$600
Turkey500 Piastres4535.0800.91661.0344$550
Turkey250 Piastres4017.5400.91660.5172$400
Turkey100 Piastres307.0160.91660.2069$175
Turkey50 Piastres213.6083.91660.1064$150
Turkey25 Piastres181.7540.91660.0517$60
Vatican100 Lire205.1900.90000.1501$500

Denomination - Face value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.
Cat = Catalogue Value in US Dollars.

Year of the Rabbit
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on a 12 year cycle, each year in the cycle is associated with a different animal.
The Perth Mint in Australia produces a series of Chinese Lunar Calendar coins, in gold and silver, starting in 1996. We do occasionally manage to buy some of the older years, although they do tend to be quite hard to source.
1951 is the Chinese lunar calendar "year of the rabbit". If you can't see any 1951 gold coin you like, you may wish to look at our 1999 Year of the Rabbit page.

Other Dates of Half Sovereign
If you wish to check any other dates of half sovereign, take a look at our Half Sovereigns - Which Dates Exist? page.

Reverse of 1370 Saudi Arabian Guinea = 1950 - 1951
Reverse of 1370 Saudi Arabian Guinea = 1950 - 1951

Obverse of 1370 Saudi Arabian Guinea = 1950 - 1951
Obverse of 1370 Saudi Arabian Guinea = 1950 - 1951

Check Another Date of Half Sovereign

"Tax Free Gold" website is owned and operated by Chard (1964) Limited
32 - 36 Harrowside, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1RJ, England. Telephone (44) - (0) 1253 - 343081; Fax 408058;
E-mail: Contact Us  The URL for our main page is:

EV SSL Certificate