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1989 Proof Elizabeth II British Gold Half Sovereign (Shield)

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1989 Proof Elizabeth II British Gold Half Sovereign (Shield)
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1989 Proof Elizabeth II British Gold Half Sovereign (Shield)
GENERAL
Type:  Elizabeth II British Gold Half Sovereign (Shield) 
Origin:  Great Britain  Cat. Num.:  KM# 955 
Era / Ruler:  Elizabeth II  Face Value:  Half Sovereign 
Issued from:  1989  Issued until:  1989 
Alignment:    Desgr. / Engr.:   
Obverse:  Elizabeth II seated on the Coronation throne 
Reverse:  Crowned and quartered shield on tudor rose 
Edge:  Reeded 
ISSUE
Year: 1989 Proof
Mint: The Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,000
Scarcity:
50/100
 (URS16) ?
Valuation:
60/100
 
Notes:
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SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9170
Weight(g): 3.9900g
Weight(Oz): 0.13 Oz
Net Content: 0.12 Oz (3.66g)
Bullion Value: $145.41
Diameter: 19.00mm
Thickness:
DESCRIPTION

The half sovereign was first introduced in 1544 under Henry VIII. It was a gold coin valued at ten shillings or 120 pre-decimal pennies. After 1604, the issue of half sovereigns, along with sovereigns, was discontinued until 1817, following a major revision of British coinage. Production continued until 1926 and, apart from special issues for coronation years, was not restarted until 1980. It was also used extensively in Australia, until 1933.

Modern half sovereigns, from 1817 onwards, have a diameter of 19.30 mm, a weight of 3.99 g, are made of 22 carat (91.666%) gold alloy, and contain 0.1177 troy ounces (3.7 g) of gold. The reverse side, featuring St. George slaying a dragon was designed by Benedetto Pistrucci, whose initials appear to the right of the date.

PRICE RANGE ?
Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1989 Proof 25,000 $500
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