The sovereign was unique among coins in that it had no denomination, or currency value printed on the coin. Its value was tied to the pound Sterling, which was tied to the gold standard of £3/17s/10 1/2d for a standard ounce of gold. It contained one pound’s (£1) worth…Continue readingGold Sovereigns.
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Britannia 1 ounce Gold Coin.
The Gold Britannia is a 1 Troy ounce investment coin. Whilst the ﬁgure of Britannia has graced coins since Roman times, it is only since 1987 that the modern Gold Britannia coin has been produced. The Gold Britannia is also available in fractions and the Silver Britannia is 1…Continue readingBritannia 1 ounce Gold Coin.
The British half sovereign.
The half sovereign is a British gold coin with a face value half that of a sovereign: equivalent to half a pound sterling, ten shillings, or 120 old pence. Since the end of the gold standard until 2000, with the exception of 1982, it has been issued only in limited quantities as a commemorative coin with a sale price and resale…Continue readingThe British half sovereign.
Monetarium has been active in the half sovereign market for many years. Rare; historic and beautiful in high grade, “halves” have all the fundamental traits required for a rising market. The half sovereign series can be a forbidding area to dabble in, and so most collectors shy away from…Continue readingHalf Sovereigns – Half The Metal But Double The Performance.