1988 Half Sovereigns
1988 half sovereigns were issued only in a limited edition, proof version. There were no ordinary uncirculated version issued in that year, in fact during the reign of Elizabeth II, non-proof half sovereigns were only issued in 1982, and then each year from 2000.
Proofs are specially struck coins, with a highly polished mirror finished background, and the raised design in contrasting matt finish. They are issued as limited editions, and are more expensive than the ordinary uncirculated version.
1988 proof half sovereigns are contained in a plastic capsule within a Royal Mint leather covered box, and are accompanied by a certificate.
They are almost too good for use in jewellery, which would ruin their special finish in a very short space of time, but as there was no ordinary uncirculated version issued in 1988, the proof version is the only choice.
They are ideal for the person who would prefer to keep them as a memento or family heirloom.
Prices & Availability
We also have 1988 Sovereigns available from stock. Please take a look at our QEII Sovereigns page on our Gold Sovereigns website.
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including half sovereigns, proof or otherwise. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.