A Wide Range of Rare and Valuable Australian Half Gold Sovereign Coins

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We have extensive experience and expertise in Australia's rarest circulating half-sovereigns.

Half sovereigns are small gold coins - they are 3.99 grams of 22-carat gold and were used within Australia from 1855 until 1918.

Whereas gold sovereigns were initially minted according to the amount of gold that was discovered in any one year, half sovereigns were only ever struck according to economic demand.

Australia's Rarest Circulating Gold Half Sovereigns

Gold half sovereigns have been a part of the Australian numismatic history for over 150 years. Production of gold half sovereigns was regularly influeced by political and social events such as the First World War.

Investing in Gold and Australian Half Sovereigns

All gold half sovereigns have a spot metal value, their numismatic value can rise considerably depending on the amount of collector interest in them.

Monarchs at the time of production were also featured on the heads sides of these historic coins; Queen Victoria appeared on half sovereigns between 1855 and 1901 with a total of five different portraits across her reign. King Edward VII was also seen on Australian half sovereigns for eight years, George V was portrayed on half sovereigns between 1911 and 1918.

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of half sovereigns that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.

Some of the articles we've published include:

1855 Sydney Half Sovereign - Australia’s Rarest Circulating Gold Coin

The 1856 Sydney Half Sovereign With The Type 2 Reverse - Accident or Design

The 1858 Type II Sydney Mint Half Sovereign With the "RR" Reverse Legend Error

The 1918 Perth Half Sovereign - A Truly Enigmatic Coin