1908S Half Sovereign NGC MS63 (Choice Uncirculated)

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1908S Half Sovereign NGC MS63 (Choice Uncirculated)

Special Price $1,365.00 Regular Price $1,950.00
Product Code
20973
  • A magnificent coin - graded by NGC at MS63, the equivalent of Choice Uncirculated.
  • A bright, lustrous, impressive example - outstanding eye-appeal.
  • Clear background fields, and entrancing rich golden hues.
  • Unusually strong detail in the St George reverse motif, with a superb portrait of Edward VII upon the obverse.
  • Mintage 538,000, with most lost, well-worn or melted for the gold in the 111 years since struck.
  • Tiny number of examples remaining in the stunning Choice Unc quality seen here.

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The 1908S Half Sovereign mintage was minuscule - as with all Australian half sovereigns. Just 538,000 were struck, with a huge number lost or falling victim to the profiteer's melting pot. In addition, as the half sovereign was a genuine circulation coin before WWI sounded the death knell for gold as a circulating medium, most surviving Edward VII half sovereigns are very well-worn. But not the coin before you!

Distinguished by clear background fields, and entrancing rich golden hues, this flawless coin is also notable for the unusually strong detail in the St George reverse motif, with a superb portrait of Edward VII. A coin of outstanding eye-appeal, the 1908S Half Sovereign available here has been graded by NGC at MS63 - the equivalent of Choice Uncirculated quality.

In addition to the spectacular quality, this particular example of the 1908S Half Sovereign is notable for the powerful provenance. This coin was part of Downies' famed 2005 Auction of the Gold Coins of the Reserve Bank of Australia. This auction comprised the sale of the last coins from the RBA Gold Coin Archive, a stockpile of gold compulsorily purchased from the public from the 1920s to 1970s.

The chance to secure a coin in such magnificent Choice Uncirculated condition - and with such a strong provenance - emerges very rarely. This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss! Add to cart now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1908
DenominationHalf Sovereign
MetalGold
GradeMS63
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