Elizabeth II Millennium Proof Gold Half Sovereign 2000
Denomination: Gold half sovereign in 22 carat
Period: House of Windsor
Origin: Royal Mint, Wales
Condition: Mint state in the Royal Mint's finest 'proof' finish, in original box with certificate.
Obverse: The fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Ian Rank-Broadley is surrounded by the traditional legend, the head is in frosted, proof finish
Reverse: The design of St. George slaying the dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci, graces the reverse, again in frosted finish
Size and Weight: 19mm, 3.99g
References: Spink 4440
Features and Provenance: The sovereign and half sovereign continue to be a favourite of collectors and the 2000 was no exception, with only 7,500 issued.
The year 2000 was memorable in some ways. The turn of the millennium and the bug that was threatened but never manifested itself to any degree. It will also be remembered for Queen Elizabeth II having her 74th birthday and her mother having her centenary!The last commercial flight of Corcorde.
On the flip side Tony Blair was Prime Minister of Britain and Bill Clinton had just become President of the United States and Vladimir Putin became Russia's new President.
Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between
Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear
Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear
Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn
Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible
- Product Code: RNC087
- Availability: Sold