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1970 Half Sovereigns Don't Exist

Every day people ask us for coins which do not exist, including 1970 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 1970 either, Krugerrands were not introduced until 1967, indeed very few countries issued any gold coins in 1970, 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 1970 half sovereign.

Alternative World Gold Coins
Albania500 Leke5798.7400.90002.8574$1700
Albania200 Leke4539.4900.90001.1427$575
Albania100 Leke3119.7500.90000.5715$300
Albania50 Leke259.8700.90000.2856$175
Albania20 Leke213.9500.90000.1143$100
Burma*4 Mu288.0000.99990.2572$750
Burma*2 Mu214.0000.99990.1286$400
Burma*1 Mu14.52.0000.99990.0643$75
Cameroon20,000 Francs3970.0000.90002.0257$850
Cameroon10,000 Francs3135.0000.90001.0128$425
Cameroon5,000 Francs22.517.5000.90000.5064$220
Cameroon3,000 Francs2910.5000.90000.3038$125
Cameroon1,000 Francs183.5000.90000.1012$45
Central African Republic20,000 Francs3970.0000.90002.0257$950
Central African Republic10,000 Francs3135.0000.90001.0128$450
Central African Republic5,000 Francs22.517.5000.90000.5064$250
Central African Republic3,000 Francs2910.5000.90000.3038$150
Central African Republic1,000 Francs183.5000.90000.1012$55
Chad 20,000 Francs3970.0000.90002.0257$1,250
Chad 10,000 Francs3135.0000.90001.0128$650
Chad 5,000 Francs22.517.5000.90000.5064$325
Chad 3,000 Francs2910.5000.90000.3038$200
Chad 1,000 Francs183.5000.90000.1012$60
Chile100 Pesos3220.3397.9000.5886$250
Congo50 Makutas  .9000 $300
Congo25 Makutas  .9000 $150
Congo10 Sengi  .9000 $75
Costa Rica1000 Colones59194.0400.90005.6153$2,750
Costa Rica500 Colones5374.5200.90002.1565$1,150
Costa Rica200 Colones4029.8000.90000.8623$450
Costa Rica100 Colones2919.9000.90000.4311$260
Costa Rica50 Colones237.4500.90000.2155$140
Egypt5 Pounds3642.5000.87501.1957$375
Egypt1 Pound238.5000.87500.2391$150
Equatorial Guinea5000 Pesetas 70.5200.90002.0407$1,150
Equatorial Guinea1000 Pesetas 14.1000.90000.4080$250
Equatorial Guinea750 Pesetas 10.5700.90000.3058$185
Equatorial Guinea500 Pesetas237.0500.90000.2040$125
Equatorial Guinea250 Pesetas 3.5200.90000.1018$70
Guinea5,000 Francs3220.0000.90000.5787$300
Guinea2,000 Francs238.0000.90000.2315$125
Haiti1,000 Gourdes55197.4800.90005.7148$2,750
Haiti200 Gourdes39.539.4900.90001.1427$550
Haiti100 Gourdes2919.7500.90000.5715$325
Haiti60 Gourdes3318.2200.58500.3427$300
Haiti50 Gourdes229.8700.90000.2856$175
Haiti40 Gourdes2712.1500.58500.2285$175
Haiti30 Gourdes219.1100.58500.1713$125
Haiti20 Gourdes17.53.9500.58500.1143$75
Indonesia25,000 Rupiah5461.7100.90001.7858$1,100
Indonesia10,000 Rupiah3824.6800.90000.7142$450
Indonesia5,000 Rupiah2912.3400.90000.3571$225
Indonesia2,000 Rupiah174.9300.90000.1426$100
Indonesia25 Rupiah27 .9000 $250
Peru100 Soles3646.8071.9001.3544$1000
Philippines5,000 Pisos5168.7400.9001.9893$1000
Somalia500 Shillings4970.0000.90002.0257$1,000
Somalia200 Shillings37.528.0000.90000.8102$400
Somalia200 Shillings2714.0000.90000.4051$200
Somalia50 Shillings247.0000.90000.2025$100
Somalia20 Shillings172.8000.90000.0810$50
South AfricaOne Ounce Krugerrand32.733.93.91661.00Bullion
South Africa2 Rand22.057.9881.91660.235495
South Africa1 Rand19.303.9940.91660.117750
South Korea25,000 Won5996.8000.90002.8012$10,000
South Korea20,000 Won5477.4000.90002.2398$5,500
South Korea10,000 Won3938.7200.90001.1205$4,500
South Korea5,000 Won3219.3600.90000.5602$1,400
South Korea2,500 Won269.6800.90000.2801$1,200
South Korea1,000 Won183.8700.90000.1119$400
Swaziland100 Emalangeni23.58.6400.90000.2500$150
Swaziland50 Emalangeni194.3100.90000.1247$75
Uganda1,000 Shillings56138.2400.90004.0005$1,800
Uganda500 Shillings 69.1200.90002.0002$925
Uganda100 Shillings3013.8240.90000.3999$225
Uganda50 Shillings204.3900.90000.1999$100
Zaire1 Zaire35 .9000 $600

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.
Bullion = Bullion Value plus a small percentage premium.
Burma* = Dated 1970 - 1971

Year of the Dog
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.
1970 is the Chinese lunar calendar "year of the dog". If you can't see any 1970 gold coin you like, you may wish to look at our 2006 Year of the Dog page, although they have not been produced yet, until the last quarter of 2005.

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.

Obverse of 1970 Chile 100 Pesos
Obverse of 1970 Chile 100 Pesos

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