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2001 GOLD PROOF HALF SOVEREIGN COIN BOX AND COA – SEALED

£199.95

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Description

The Royal mint issued this special  2001 Gold  Proof Half  Sovereign

The history of the sovereign, can be traced back to the fifteenth century,

four years after the Battle of Bosworth.

This decisive battle of the War of the Roses.

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 was seen as  a statement of wealth and strength.

Of the new Tudor dynasty the defining feature of this magnificent coin

was a portrait of England’s monarch.

Since then the  iconic image of  St George (Patron Saint of England)  and dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci

is recognised worldwide.

This Sovereign has been finished to proof standard, and the stunning image of St George and the dragon

is shown, in all it’s beauty.

In 1282, the coins struck by the Royal Mint were independently

 and rigorously checked to determine their quality and   fineness, it is known

as the Trial of the Pyx and today over 700 years later, it still takes place.

Every year an independent jury, sworn in by the Queen’s Remembrancer,

ascertains whether the coins made by the Royal Mint are of the correct weight,

diameter and composition required by law.

This means you can rest assured that the coin or coins in your possession are of the highest quality.

This half  Gold Sovereign comes complete with numbered Certificate of Authenticity

and box and housed in a cardboard outer and sealed in original Royal Mint Packaging

DENOMINATION: SOVEREIGN

METAL: 22 CARAT GOLD

WEIGHT: 3.99 GRAMS

DIAMETER: 19.30 MM

 

 

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