Gold Bullion Half Sovereigns, Sold Individually Average Circulated condition
Dates, grades and mint marks of our choice
Weight: 3.99 grams | Purity: 91.67% (22 carat)
Diameter: 19.30 mm | Actual Gold Weight: 0.1177 ozt
A solid chunk of circulating gold, a real store of value since the 1800s.
Gold half sovereigns were a trusted medium of exchange for Australians from the first day they were struck in 1855, right up until they were recalled in 1931.
They were prized far more highly than the ten-shilling note they converted into - a trusted and solid asset.
Whereas the number of sovereigns struck in any one year was determined by the amount of gold that was dug up out of the ground, mintage figures for half sovereigns were determined by the level of economic activity in the areas surrounding each Australian branch mint.
As a result, far fewer half sovereigns were struck than sovereigns, and they are much harder to accumulate.
Nearly all of the half sovereigns that remain available today are collector's coins, and very few can be obtained for a modest premium over their melt value.
Premiums for half sovereigns change with demand and supply, and it is possible to accelerate profits by taking advantage of higher premiums during periods of strong demand.
The half sovereigns we stock are from all parts of the British Commonwealth, not just Australia.
The price shown here is for each individual coin.
When we have more than one coin in inventory, you are of course welcome to purchase more than one coin.
You can use the online message tool to ask how many we have available.
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Free pick-up from store - $0.00
You're welcome to collect your order from our office (Shop 22; 27-35 William Street; Fremantle; 6160) during normal office hours. Please make sure to check we're open before you head on in!
We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity, title and grade of every item we sell. The tax invoices we supply ensure that you have these guarantees in writing.
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All items ship within 24 hours of confirmed payment being received.
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All orders are delivered via trackable and insured mail at a flat rate of $9 for orders within Australia, and $25 internationally.
Australia Post Parcel Post within Australia can take up to 1 week to arrive, while EMS / ECI international mail can take up to 3 weeks.
Urgent orders can be sent via Australia Post Express Mail at special request.
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