1989 GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN PROOF COIN BOX AND COA – SEALED

£499.95

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In 1989 the Royal mint issued this special half Gold Sovereign

to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of

  the first Gold Sovereign.

Both the full and half sovereign was only available in a proof  version.

The half Sovereign depicts a crowned  Tudor Rose on the reverse of the coin, whilst the obverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, seated enthroned ,

facing forwards in a style similar to the first sovereigns issued all those years ago.

The new tudor King Henry VII celebrated the stability of his realm with

‘A new Coin of Gold’

The Sovereign was named to honour the king.

The Sovereign a statement of wealth and strength.

Every year a judicial ceremony called

‘The Trial of Pyx’ meets as it has done for over 700 hundred year.

At the ‘trial’ an independent panel sworn in by HM Queen

ascertains whether the coins made by the Royal Mint

are the correct weight, diameter and composition of the coins.

As required by law.

This Sovereign comes complete with number certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.

This coin is new and sealed in original packaging

DENOMINATION: SOVEREIGN

METAL: 22 CARAT GOLD

WEIGHT: 3.98 GRAMS

DIAMETER: 19.3 MM

 

 

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