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We offer a wide selection of gold & silver British coins available at competitive prices. British coins benefit from being Capital Gains Tax free due to their status as UK legal tender making them particularly popular with British investors. British coins are struck by the Royal Mint of which we are an Authorised Distributor. All our British coin prices include free fully insured delivery.

Weight (g) Product Prices (Net) VAT Prices (Inc VAT)
1987 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1987 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £394.70 0.00% from £394.70 View
1887 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Shield Back 3.98

1887 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Jubilee Head Shield Back

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from £402.10 0.00% from £402.10 View
2015 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Fourth Head 3.99

2015 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Fourth Head

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from £409.50 0.00% from £409.50 View
1996 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Third Head 3.99

1996 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Elizabeth II Third Head

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from £416.50 0.00% from £416.50 View
1986 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1986 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £420.80 0.00% from £420.80 View
1995 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1995 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £420.80 0.00% from £420.80 View
2015 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

2015 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £420.80 0.00% from £420.80 View
2002 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

2002 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £424.80 0.00% from £424.80 View
2010 Proof Gold Half Sovereign NGC PF69 3.99

2010 Proof Gold Half Sovereign NGC PF69

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from £433.00 0.00% from £433.00 View
2013 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Elizabeth II PCGS PR69 3.99

2013 Gold Proof Half Sovereign Elizabeth II PCGS PR69

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from £433.00 0.00% from £433.00 View
1864 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back 3.98

1864 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back

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from £437.10 0.00% from £437.10 View
1865 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back 3.98

1865 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back

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from £437.10 0.00% from £437.10 View
1876 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back 3.98

1876 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back

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from £437.10 0.00% from £437.10 View
1878 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back 3.98

1878 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back

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from £437.10 0.00% from £437.10 View
1884 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back 3.98

1884 Gold Half Sovereign Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Back

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from £437.10 0.00% from £437.10 View
1991 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1991 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £445.80 0.00% from £445.80 View
2022 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

2022 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £463.00 0.00% from £463.00 View
Gold Sovereign Best Value Gold Coin 7.98

Gold Sovereign Best Value Gold Coin

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from £463.30 0.00% from £463.30 View
1992 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1992 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £465.80 0.00% from £465.80 View
1988 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed 3.99

1988 Proof Gold Half Sovereign Boxed

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from £470.80 0.00% from £470.80 View
Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Young Head 7.98

Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Young Head

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from £475.30 0.00% from £475.30 View
Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Fifth Head 7.98

Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Fifth Head

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from £479.60 0.00% from £479.60 View
Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Fourth Head 7.98

Gold Sovereign - Elizabeth II Fourth Head

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from £481.60 0.00% from £481.60 View
Gold Sovereign - Victoria Young Head 7.98

Gold Sovereign - Victoria Young Head

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from £481.80 0.00% from £481.80 View

British Coins

Coins have been part of Britain’s history since the Celtic tribes produced tokens for trading. It was during the Roman occupation in the earliest centuries AD however that the production and manufacture became more formalised.

Click here for a brief history of British mints.

The Royal Mint has existed in various forms since 886 AD and to this day produces gold, silver and tender coins for the UK and countries around the world.


Old British Coins

Prior to the twentieth century, coins produced in Britain were made primarily of gold or silver, and many different denominations were used across the country. The popular Gold Sovereign has been a mainstay coin for centuries, produced during the reign of Henry VII.

Due to the softness of both gold and silver, older coins are scarce and can often command prices above the metal value. Rare British coins can be incredibly valuable, with collectors looking to own a piece of history.


Collectible British Coins

With gold and silver removed from circulation in the early 20th century, the precious metals are now used for commemorative and collectible coins. The Royal Mint produces coins yearly in both gold and silver with series such as the Queen’s Beasts, Lunar and Britannia series. The limited numbers make these coins highly sought after.