2016 Half Sovereign Coins - St. George & Dragon
90th Birthday Portrait
The 2016 proof half sovereigns feature a brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in order to commemorate her 90th Birthday. Instead of the fifth portrait, first used on the 2015 proof sovereigns, the 2016 proof half sovereigns feature a new portrait, by James Butler.
The reverse features the famous St George and the dragon design, by Benedetto Pistrucci.
We received our first delivery on 18th November, 2015.
Proof Half Sovereign
Uncirculated / Bullion Half Sovereigns
Fifth Definitive Portrait
The Royal Mint will not be selling uncirculated half sovereigns to trade this year, so we will only be able to supply them when we purchase them off the secondary market.
The 2016 half sovereigns are the first to feature the fifth portrait, by Jody Clark, on the obverse. Unlike some of the 2015 proof full sovereign, the proof half sovereign did not depict the fifth effigy.
We are usually able to offer proof half sovereigns at a discount compared with The Royal Mint (and many of our competitors). In recent years the trade discount price has reduced. If The Royal Mint continue to drop their prices to amounts equal to, or lower than the trade prices, we may need to stop stocking Royal Mint products, as there will be no need to and customers may as well go directly to The Mint. If this happens, The Royal Mint will no longer have any competition and with a complete monopoly over the market, will be able to increase their prices to over-inflated amounts once more, with no option for customers to purchase from elsewhere.
Other Sovereign Sizes
We will also be getting the uncirculated and proof 2016 sovereigns.
Half Sovereign Specifications
| Half Sovereign (Fifty Pence)
||St George & Dragon
2016 Half Sovereign Prices
As always we are offering the proof half sovereigns at a discount from the official Royal Mint issue price.
Uncirculated / Bullion Half Sovereign
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2016 Gold Sovereign 5 Coin Sets - 90th Birthday Portrait
Including the quarter sovereign.
2016 Gold Proof Sovereign
2016 Gold Proof Quarter Sovereign
You may wish to use our Order Form
Postage & Packing
UK at Buyer's Risk £3.50 per order, or...
UK Fully Insured £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail at Buyer's Risk $10 US, or...
USA Insured Shipping $20 US
Canada Airmail at Buyer's Risk $15 Can, or...
Canada Insured Shipping via Fedex $40 Can
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