The coin comes sealed for long-term protection in a plastic holder. 200th Anniversary Proof Half Sovereign Gold Coin features Pistrucci’s famous ‘St George & the Dragon’ reverse design, as featured on the first Sovereigns in 1817. The obverse of the coin bears the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist Jody Clark.
- Weight: 7.98 grams
- Alloy: 22 Carat Gold
- Issue Country: United Kingdom
- Year: 2017
- Diameter: 22.05mm
The gold sovereign is one of Britain’s most famous coins, the first of which was minted in 1489 by King Henry VII. The modern Sovereign featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s ‘St George & the Dragon’ reverse design was first struck in 1817 and celebrates it’s 200th anniversary in 2017.