1987 half sovereigns were issued only in a limited edition, proof version. There were no ordinary uncirculated version issued in that year, in fact during the reign of Elizabeth II, non-proof half sovereigns were only issued in 1982, and then each year from 2000.
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.
1987 proof half sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leather covered box, 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 1987, 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.
Prices & Availability
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £192.00 you will make a saving of £192.00 per item when ordering from us.
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We also have 1987 Proof Sovereigns available from stock. Please take a look at our QEII Sovereigns page on our Gold Sovereigns website.
Obverse of 1987 Gold Proof Half Sovereign
Reverse of 1987 Gold Proof Half Sovereign
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