Gold Half Sovereigns

1839 Royal Mint Proof

22 Carat Gold

The first portrait for Queen Victoria was the "Young Head", which was used on half sovereigns from 1838 to 1887 inclusive. It was refined and modified a number of times during this period.
Crafted by William Wyon, the portrait showed a young Queen with her hair in a fillet.

1839 Royal Mint Queen Victoria Proof Half Sovereign Reverse

1839 Royal Mint Queen Victoria Proof Half Sovereign Obverse
Mintage
1230



Specifications


Sources

Composition: 91.67% Gold
8.33% Copper
Gold Content: 0.1177 oz
Edge: Plain
Weight: 3.991 grams
Size: 19.0 mm
Reverse: Jean Baptiste Merlen
Obverse: William Wyon
Chard Gold Sovereigns Andrew Crellin of Sterling & Currency

The Sovereign
Daniel Fearon & Brian Reeds
2001
Hilden Publications
17 Windmill Drive
Croxley Green, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Token Publishing

The Gold Sovereign
Golden Jubilee Edition

Michael A Marsh
2002
25A St Neots Rd
Hardwick
Cambrigeshire CB3 7QH
United Kingdom


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