Half-Sovereign

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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 Midland Bank issued a chrome cylinder safe with separate compartments for different coins from halfpennies to half sovereigns.
The price of gold and silver is still relatively buoyant, and the November auction contains a variety of sovereigns and half sovereigns; the star of the show so far however, is an 1893 American double eagle head $20 coin, which is estimated at PS600-800.
Q: I have two gold krugerrands and three half sovereigns from 1905, 1918 and 1919.
A little cache achieved pounds 4,930 at Chester auctioneers Byrne's, the total made up by a half sovereign bracelet (pounds 1,400); Charles II Five Guinea coin (pounds 750); American $20 pieces (pounds 500 and pounds 460); two pounds 2 coins (pounds 240 each) and various sovereigns (averaging pounds 130) and half sovereigns (pounds 60).
It originally would have contained notes, half crowns, shillings, sixpences, 6d and half sovereigns, pennies and half pennies.
The sale also includes a number of Elizabeth II gold sovereigns in multiple lots as well as Victorian and Edwardian gold sovereigns and half sovereigns plus several watches and a selection of silver spoons, napkin rings, dishes, vases and cigarette boxes.
Dai Lamb told Percy that, when his pub opened at six on a Saturday morning, he'd sit with the "bet bucket", by day's end filled with sovereigns and half sovereigns. And Percy listened as Dai Lamb recalled men like Shoni Engineer and Lewis Roderick.
In our sale next week we have a private collection of proof full and half sovereigns, together with some sets of sovereigns.
The coin section of the sale includes sovereigns, half sovereigns, a third guinea and twenty dollar gold coins dating from 1798 to 2000.
W.,Stoneycroft EDWARD VII was on the throne from 1902 to 1910,and half sovereigns were minted for each year of his reign.
When she was born gold sovereigns and half sovereigns were common.