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Half-Sovereign

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to 10 shillings, or half of one British pound. Half-sovereigns were minted from gold and thus have not circulated since the end of the gold standard.
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The crackers include: A numbered Royal Mint 1oz gold bar; a Britannia 2018 1/4oz gold bullion coin in 24ct gold; the sovereign 2018 gold bullion coin in 22ct gold; a sterling silver money clip with gold half sovereign in 22ct gold; a 18ct gold diamond necklace; 9ct gold cufflinks; and a traditional hat and trivia card.
The new sovereign coins (both a full sovereign and half sovereign were issued) were the basis of a new coinage that lasted Britain until the end of the Gold Standard.
The new sovereign coins - both a full sovereign and half sovereign were issued - were the basis of a new coinage that lasted Britain until the end of the Gold Standard.
They were actually printed on stamp paper and must have been pretty horrible substitutions for real money, which back then would have been a gold sovereign and half sovereign.
Hence, by the end of Book 1 Clod's evil grandfather has turned him into a half sovereign and Lucy into a button!
Baker and Reeves quickly left the scene, but armed themselves with knives and a meat cleaver before returning to the area and going into the nearby Half Sovereign pub.
I HAVE a gold half sovereign from 1925 in a 9ct gold mount.
A number of gold jewellery and silver items were stolen during the incident, including two silver salvers, a silver spoon warmer, six silver napkin rings with an engraved pattern and engraved "R" on each, a pair of 18ct gold half sovereign cuff links and a ladies' sapphire ring with diamonds.
Closed in 1896 with the licence being transferred to the newly-built Half Sovereign on Cut Bank.
Even more special than my H Samuel half sovereign for which I was once chased all over Milton Keynes.
Velma revealed: "That Christmas I gave all four children a half sovereign ring as their legacy.