1997 Gold Proof Half Sovereign


The gold proof half sovereign comes boxed with a certificate.

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The 1997 Gold Proof Half Sovereign depicts Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on the reverse of the coin.

Queen Elizabeth II’s third portrait can be seen on the obverse, designed by Raphael Maklouf.

The half sovereign is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 3.99 grams. It contains 0.1177 ounce of fine gold.

The 1997 gold proof half sovereign is housed in a Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule, presented in its Royal Mint blue leatherette case, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Only 7,500 individually boxed proof half sovereigns were issued by the Royal Mint in 1997.

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The first modern gold proof half sovereign was issued by the Royal Mint in 1980. Since then, a gold proof half sovereign has been issued every year by the Royal Mint. Proof half sovereigns are superior in quality compared to standard bullion half sovereigns, with highly polished fields, and cameo raised portraits on the obverse and reverse. Gold proof half sovereigns are released in a Royal Mint presentation case with a certificate of authenticity. Proof half sovereigns often depict Benedetto Pistrucci’s famous portrayal of St George and the dragon on the reverse of the coin. The reverse design has been changed several times for special commemorative years, such as the 1989 500th anniversary of the sovereign, and the 2002 Golden Jubilee.

M J Hughes Coins are members of the British Numismatic Trade Association – www.bnta.net. We are coin dealers based in Alton, Hampshire (Where we have a shop location). We are always interested in purchasing any coins that you may have for sale, particularly Royal Mint issues and gold coins. We are happy to make no obligation offers, and purchase from a single coin to an entire gold coin collection. You would be more than welcome to visit our shop, or we are happy to travel to you. Please get in contact with us if you would like to discuss further.