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1971 Half Sovereigns Don't Exist

Every day people ask us for coins which do not exist, including 1971 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 1971 either, Krugerrands were not introduced until 1967, indeed very few countries issued any gold coins in 1971, 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 1971 half sovereign.

Alternative World Gold Coins
Bahrain10 Dinars2816.0000.91660.4717$250
Benin (Dahomey)25,000 Francs5488.8800.90002.5720$1300
Benin (Dahomey)10,000 Francs3735.5500.90001.0287$550
Benin (Dahomey)5,000 Francs2917.7700.90000.5142$300
Benin (Dahomey)2,500 Francs25.58.8800.90000.2569$175
Burma*4 Mu288.0000.99990.2572$750
Burma*2 Mu214.0000.99990.1286$400
Burma*1 Mu14.52.0000.99990.0643$75
Chile100 Pesos3220.3397.9000.5886$250
Colombia1,500 Pesos4968.5000.90001.9823$1100
Colombia500 Pesos3621.5000.9000.6221$350
Colombia300 Pesos2812.9000.9000.3733$200
Colombia200 Pesos248.6000.9000.2488$150
Colombia100 Pesos204.3000.9000.1244$75
El Salvador200 Colones3823.6000.90000.6829$475
El Salvador100 Colones29.511.8000.90000.3414$225
El Salvador50 Colones235.9000.90000.1707$125
El Salvador25 Colones162.9400.90000.0850$60
Haiti200 Gourdes39.539.4900.90001.1427$650
Haiti100 Gourdes2919.7500.90000.5715$350
Haiti50 Gourdes229.8700.90000.2856$175
Iraq5 Dinars2813.5700.91660.4001$250
Israel100 Lirot3322.0000.9000.6366$375
Laos80,000 Kip4980.0000.90002.3151$1,275
Laos40,000 Kip3840.0000.90001.1575$625
Laos20,000 Kip28.520.0000.90000.5787$350
Laos8,000 Kip238.0000.90000.2315$150
Laos4,000 Kip174.0000.90000.1157$100
Malaysia100 Ringgit2718.6600.91660.5502$250
Mauritius200 Rupees2815.5600.91660.4587$250
Monaco5 Francs  .9200 $425
Oman1 Ryal3746.6500.91661.3755$900
South AfricaOne Ounce Krugerrand32.733.93.91661.00Bullion
South Africa2 Rand22.057.9881.91660.2354$95
South Africa1 Rand19.303.9940.91660.1177$50
Uruguay50 Pesos23.5 .9166 $350

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

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 1971 Chile 100 Pesos
Obverse of 1971 Chile 100 Pesos

Reverse of 1971 South African 1 Rand
Reverse of 1971 South African 1 Rand

Reverse of 1971 Krugerrand
Reverse of 1971 Krugerrand

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