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1955 Half Sovereigns Don't Exist

Every day people ask us for coins which do not exist, including 1955 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 1955 either, Krugerrands were not introduced until 1967, indeed very few countries issued any gold coins in 1955, 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 1955 half sovereign.

Alternative World Gold Coins
Chile100 Pesos3220.3397.9000.5886$250
Dominican Republic30 Pesos3229.6220.9000.8572$450
Egypt5 Pounds3642.5000.87501.1957$650
Egypt1 Pound238.5000.87500.2391$150
Mexico5 Pesos194.1666.90000.1205$50
Peru100 Soles3646.8071.9001.3544$750
Peru50 Soles3023.4056.9000.6772$300
Peru20 Soles239.3614.9000.2709$125
Peru1/2 Libra193.9940.91660.1177$65
Peru1/5 Libra141.5976.91660.0471$35
South AfricaOne Pound22.057.78.91660.2354$275
Switzerland50 Francs2411.2900.90000.3267Rare
Switzerland25 Francs195.6450.90000.1634Rare
Tunisia100 Francs216.5500.90000.1895$600
Vatican100 Lire205.1900.90000.1501$475

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 Goat
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.
1955 is the Chinese lunar calendar "year of the goat". If you can't see any 1955 gold coin you like, you may wish to look at our 2003 Year of the Goat 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 1955 Albert Einstein Gold Medallions
Reverse of 1955 Albert Einstein Gold Medallion

Obverse of 1955 Dominican Republic Gold 30 Pesos
Obverse of 1955 Dominican Republic Gold 30 Pesos

Reverse of 1955 Dominican Republic Gold 30 Pesos
Reverse of 1955 Dominican Republic Gold 30 Pesos

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