Two Kings 1902-18 Gold Half Sovereign Pair Very Fine & better

Two Kings 1902-18 Gold Half Sovereign Pair Very Fine & better

$1,495.00
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26545
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  • Unites an Edward VII 1902-10 Half Sovereign and a George V 1911-18 Half Sovereign.
  • Offered in Very Fine & better quality – dates and mints of our choice
  • Beautifully presented within a plush timber case.
  • Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Tiny number of sets available – click add to cart now!

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Half Sovereign Heaven!

Opening the window to Australia’s golden heritage, we have a tiny number of the Two Kings 1902-18 Gold Half Sovereign Pair available!

Tiny mintages!

While all early Australian gold coins are scarce, Half Sovereigns are notoriously tough-to-find. In large part, this is simply due to the number struck. The mintages are astonishingly low. Indeed, there was approximately only one half sovereign struck for every ten sovereigns produced, and in many years the mintages were well under 100,000. In terms of circulating coin production, such mintages are breathtakingly small, but even the bare figures do not tell the whole story of the extreme scarcity of the Half Sovereign today.

Melted down in the thousands!

With the half sovereign a lower denomination, it suffered a higher circulation rate than the sovereign, and therefore greater wear and tear. As the authorities had a responsibility to maintain the standard of circulating currency, coins suffering wear were withdrawn from circulation and recycled to mint new coins – a fate suffered by literally hundreds of thousands of Half Sovereigns over the years. When you also consider the huge number of coins lost to the private profiteer’s melting pot in the 103 years since the last Half Sovereign was struck, it’s no shock that so many dates in the 1855-1918 series are scarce to rare across the grades.

Edward VII & George V – united in gold!

A fantastic opportunity to secure scarce early 20th century Australian gold coins, this set unites a King Edward VII 1902-10 Half Sovereign and a King George V 1911-18 Half Sovereign. Beautifully presented within a timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity, we have a tiny number of sets available – dates and mints of our choice. Click add to cart now!

More Information
Country of IssueAustralia
DenominationHalf Sovereign
MetalGold
Metal Purity (%)91.67
GradeVery Fine to About Uncirculated
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