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1906 Edward VII British Gold Half Sovereign

Obverse
Reverse

General

Type: Edward VII British Gold Half Sovereign 
Origin: Great Britain  Cat. Num.: KM# 804 
Era / Ruler: Pre-decimal system, Edward VII 
Years: 1902 - 1910  Face value: Half Sovereign 
Desgr/Engr:  
Obverse: Edward VII head right 
Reverse: St. George slaying the dragon 
Edge: Reeded 

Issue

Year:
1906
Mint: The Royal Mint 
Mintage: 4,245,000 
Scarcity:
Valuation:
 
Notes:  
Grades & Prices Available 
 
NONE AVAILABLE

Specifications

Alignment:
Medal 
 
Composition: Gold 
Fineness: 0.9170 
Weight(g): 3.9940g 
Weight(Oz): 0.13 Oz 
Net Content: 0.12 Oz (3.66g) 
Bullion Value: $176.87 
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.

Value Range 

Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1906 4,245,000 $180 $180 $180 $210

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