1980 Half Sovereigns
1980 half sovereigns were the first date of Elizabeth II sovereigns to be issued, and they were issued only in a limited edition, proof version.
Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
1980 proof half sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leatherette wallet, and are accompanied by a certificate.
They are almost too good for use in jewellery, which would ruin their special finish in a very short space of time, but as there was no ordinary uncirculated version issued in 1980, the proof version is the only choice.
They are ideal for the person who would prefer to keep them as a memento or family heirloom.
1980 Proof Half Sovereigns Price & Availability
3 - Coin Proof Half-Sovereign Portrait Set*
*This set includes 1980, 1987 & 2004 Proof Half-Sovereigns.
Other 1980 Gold Coins
We also have 1980 Sovereigns available from stock. These come in two versions, proof and uncirculated. Please take a look at our 1980 Sovereigns page on our Gold Sovereigns website.
In 1980, gold five pound coins were also issued, as proofs only, these are shown on our site on our Five Pounds page.
All four sizes of Krugerrands were issued in 1980, so we may have them available. Take a look at our Krugerrands For Sale page, or
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Other 1980 World Gold Coins
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.
Postage & Packing
Per Delivery - Any Quantity
At Buyers Risk £3.50
Fully Insured (Special Delivery) £9
Airmail to USA $10
Insured to USA by Fedex $40
Obverse of 1980 Half Sovereign
Reverse of 1980 Half Sovereign
1980 Half Sovereign Vinyl Presentation Box
Reverse of 1980 Half Sovereign in Presentation Box
3 - Coin Proof Half-Sovereign Portrait Set in Presentation Box
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