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1960 Half Sovereigns Don't Exist

Every day people ask us for coins which do not exist, including 1960 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 1960 either, Krugerrands were not introduced until 1967, indeed very few countries issued any gold coins in 1960, 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 1960 half sovereign.

Alternative World Gold Coins
Chad10,000 Francs46   $400
Chile100 Pesos3220.3397.9000.5886$250
Egypt5 Pounds3642.5000.87501.1957$675
Egypt1 Pound238.5000.87500.2391$150
Gabon100 Francs 32.0000.90000.9260$500
Gabon50 Francs 16.0000.90000.4630$250
Gabon25 Francs2216.0000.90000.2315$100
Gabon10 Francs 3.2000.90000.9260$75
Ghana2 Pounds2915.9800.91660.4711$225
Israel20 Lirot227.988.91660.2355$375
Monaco5 Lire  .920 $750
Netherlands1 Ducat213.500.9860.1109$450
Niger10 Francs183.200.9000.0926$50
Niger25 Francs218.000.9000.2315$125
Niger50 Francs2516.000.9000.4630$250
Niger100 Francs3332.000.9000.9260$500
Peru5 Soles142.3404.9000.0677$35
Peru10 Soles174.6807.9000.1354$60
Peru20 Soles239.3614.9000.2709$125
Peru50 Soles3023.4056.9000.6772$300
Peru100 Soles3646.8071.9001.3544$550
Peru1/5 Libra141.5976.91660.0471$30
South AfricaOne Pound227.9881.91660.2354$100
South AfricaHalf Pound193.9940.91660.1177$65

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 Rat
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, which was the Year of the Rat. We do occasionally manage to buy some of the older years, although they do tend to be quite hard to source.
1960 is the Chinese lunar calendar "year of the rat". If you can't see any 1960 gold coin you like, you may wish to look at our 1996 Year of the Rat 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 1960 Peru Libra
Reverse of 1960 Peru Libra

Obverse of 1960 Peru Libra

Obverse of 1960 Peru Libra

Obverse of 1960 South African Medallion

Obverse of 1960 South African Medallion

Reverse of 1960 South African Medallion

Reverse of 1960 South African Medallion

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