The British Half Sovereign coins are prestigious and highly regarded gold coins. They are one of the longest running series in history. The half sovereign coins were struck by the British Royal Mint in 1544 during the rule of King Henry VIII. Throughout history the coin has gone through design changes along with changing monarchs and the periods of these sovereign coins can be recognized with the monarch’s portrait on the obverse of these coins. The coins minted from 1902‐1910 belongs to King Edward VII’s period as it holds his portrait on the obverse of the half sovereign coins. These 1902 ‐ 1910 Edward VII Half Sovereigns display the historic designs of British detailing and craftsmanship.
On the reverse of Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins, you’ll always find the image of St. George battling the dragon. Designed for the reintroduction of gold sovereigns in 1817 by Benedetto Pistrucci, this design showcases St. George on horseback as he stampedes the dragon.
All gold sovereigns are produced by the Royal Mint. Modern gold sovereigns are produced only by the Royal Mints facility in southern Wales, but former commonwealth mints and other Royal Mint locations also struck gold sovereigns for use throughout the British Empire.
Great Britain Gold Sovereign coins have been issued in the modern era since 1817. The Great Recoinage of 1816 resulted in the reintroduction of the gold sovereign coinage for the first time in more than two centuries and the coins remain available from the Royal Mint to investors and collectors today.