Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


22 - Ten Shillings and Half Guinea (and Eleven Shillings)


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History of the Half Guinea and Half Sovereign
Pictures of Half Sovereigns
Pictures of Half Guineas


Search by reign

Half Guineas

Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Half Sovereigns

George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly. In addition it should be noted that the price of gold coins is very dependent on the bullion value of gold.

As indicated in the note below, despite lower quotes in these dated prices the bullion value of a half sovereign is about £85 ($141) or more. Current bullion values of half sovereigns can be found here.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.
Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Rose-Noble or Ryal
Half Sovereign
Half Pound
Angel
Half Sovereign
Double Crown
Half Laurel
Double Crown
Half Unite
Silver Halfpound
Double Crown

Values of these hammered coins are not available.


Half Guinea

Charles II

First Bust

        Year    F       VF      EF 
hg      1669    350     1000    3750
hg      1670    350     1000    3500
hg      1671    500     1300    5000
hg      1672b1  400     1100    4000
b1: first bust

Second Bust

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1672b2  400     1000    3750
hg      1673    450     1300    4000
hg      1674    500     1600    4200
hg      1675    500     1600    4000
hg      1676    350     1000    3500
hg      1676/4  375     1100    3750
hg      1676ec  675     2400
hg      1677    350     1100    3400
hg      1677ec  650     1800
hg      1678    400     1100    3500
hg      1678/7  400     1100    3500
hg      1678ec  600     1500    5000
hg      1679    400     1100    3400
hg      1680    400     1800
hg      1680ec  650     1750    5500
hg      1681    400     1500
hg      1682    400     1300    3500
hg      1682ec  600     1700
hg      1683    400     1100    3500
hg      1683ec  ex rare
hg      1684    375     1000    3500
hg      1684ec  600     1600    5500
b2: second bust
ec: elephant and castle below bust

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF  
hg      1686    450     1100    3500
hg      1686ec  800     2500    7000
hg      1687    450     1400    4000
hg      1688    450     1400    4000
ec: elephant and castle below bust


William & Mary

First Busts

        Year    F       VF      EF
hg      1689    550     1800    4000

Second Busts

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1690    550     1850    4200
hg      1691    550     1800    4000
hg      1691ec  600     1800    4000
hg      1692    500     1500    3750
hg      1692el  ex rare
hg      1692ec  500     1600    4000
hg      1693    ex rare
hg      1694    500     1600    3750
ec: elephant and castle below bust
el: elephant below bust

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF

Early harp

hg 1695 350 825 3000 hg 1695ec 600 1600 5000 hg 1696ec 400 1000 3250

Late harp

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1697    500     1400    4500
hg      1698    500     1200    4000
hg      1698ec  600     1500    3500
hg      1699    ex rare
hg      1700    375     900     3000
hg      1701    375     900     3000
ec: elephant and castle below bust


Anne

Pre-Union

        Year    F       VF      EF
hg      1702    700     2200    6500
hg      1703V   5000    12000   30000
hg      1705    600     2000    6000
V: VIGO below bust

Post-Union

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1707    350     900     2500
hg      1708    350     900     2500
hg      1709    350     900     2500
hg      1710    300     750     2200
hg      1711    300     750     2200
hg      1712    350     900     2600
hg      1713    300     750     2200
hg      1714    300     750     2200

George I

First Head

        Year    F       VF      EF
hg      1715    700     1250    4250
hg      1717    300     700     2600
hg      1718    300     700     2600
hg      1719    300     700     2600
hg      1720    325     700     2750
hg      1721    ex rare
hg      1721ec  ex rare
hg      1722    300     700     2500
hg      1723    400     800     3000
hg      1724    325     800     2750
ec: elephant and castle below bust

Second Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1725    300     600     2500
hg      1726    300     600     2500
hg      1727    300     600     2750

George II

Young Head

        Year    F       VF      EF
hg      1728    500     1250    3750
hg      1729    500     1250    3500
hg      1729E   600     1500    4500
hg      1730    700     2000
hg      1730E   675     2000
hg      1731    300     950     3000
hg      1731E   ex rare
hg      1732    300     900     3000
hg      1732E   ex rare
hg      1733    unknown?
hg      1734    300     800     2600
hg      1735    ex rare
hg      1736    300     800     3000
hg      1737    400     800     3000
hg      1738    300     750     2500
hg      1739    300     750     2500
hg      1739E   ex rare
E: EIC below bust

Intermediate Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1740    375     1000    3000
hg      1743    unique?
hg      1745    300     900     3000
hg      1745L   1100    3500    7000
hg      1746    275     700     2200
L: LIMA below bust

Old Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1747    300     700     2200
hg      1748    275     800     2200
hg      1749    300     650     2000
hg      1750    300     650     2000
hg      1751    275     600     2000
hg      1752    275     600     2000
hg      1753    275     600     2000
hg      1755    275     600     1800
hg      1756    275     800     2000
hg      1758    275     700     2000
hg      1759    275     650     1800
hg      1760    275     650     1800

George III

First Head

        Year    F       VF      EF
hg      1762    650     1800    4250
hg      1763    700     2000    4000

Second Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1764    250     500     1200
hg      1765    500     1200    3500
hg      1766    250     500     1400
hg      1768    250     550     1300
hg      1769    225     550     1400
hg      1772    ex rare
hg      1773    300     600     1500
hg      1774b2  350     700     1800
b2: second head

Third Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1774b3  ex rare
hg      1775b3  1000    3000    6000
b3: third head

Fourth Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1775b4  220     350     600
hg      1776    250     400     1000
hg      1777    225     400     800
hg      1778    225     400     800
hg      1779    225     400     900
hg      1781    225     400     975
hg      1783    500     1600
hg      1784    220     375     800
hg      1785    220     375     700
hg      1786    220     375     700
b4: fourth head

Fifth Head (Spade type)

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1787    220     375     700
hg      1788    220     375     700
hg      1789    220     375     750
hg      1790    220     375     650
hg      1791    220     375     650
hg      1792    1100    3000
hg      1793    200     400     700
hg      1794    200     400     700
hg      1795    200     500     850
hg      1796    200     400     700
hg      1797    200     400     700
hg      1798    200     400     700
hg      1800    300     800     2000

Sixth Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1801    200     325     600
hg      1802    200     325     600
hg      1803    200     325     600

Seventh Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
hg      1804    200     325     600
hg      1805    ex rare
hg      1806    200     325     650
hg      1808    200     325     650
hg      1809    200     325     650
hg      1810    200     325     675
hg      1811    300     600     1150
hg      1813    300     600     900

Extracted from Coin News March 2014


Half Sovereign

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.


George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1817    200     370     600     950
10s     1818    220     400     700     1150
10s     1820    220     400     650     1100

George IV

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1821    600     1600    3200    4800
10s     1821    proof                   5250
10s     1823    200     280     700     1100
10s     1824    200     280     700     1050
10s     1825    200     280     700     1000
10s     1826    200     320     700     950
10s     1826    proof                   2200
10s     1827    200     340     725     1000
10s     1828    200     350     725     1100

William IV

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1831p   proof                   3000
10s     1831m   proof                   5250
10s     1834    275     550     1100    1800
10s     1835    225     550     800     1500
10s     1836    200     400     800     1600
10s     1836sd  1600    3500    6000
10s     1837    220     475     850     1500

Victoria

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

Young Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1838    140     200     700     1350
10s     1839    proof                   3000
10s     1841    175     275     700     1500
10s     1842    160     250     600     950
10s     1843    160     250     600     1000
10s     1844    160     250     600     900
10s     1845    300     600     1800    3500
10s     1846    175     250     600     900
10s     1847    175     250     600     900
10s     1848    175     250     600     900
10s     1849    175     250     600     900
10s     1850    200     400     1100    2500
10s     1851    175     250     600     700
10s     1852    175     250     600     700
10s     1853    175     250     600     700
10s     1853    proof                   7500
10s     1854    ex rare
10s     1855    175     250     600     850
10s     1856    175     250     600     850
10s     1857    175     250     600     850
10s     1858    175     250     600     850
10s     1859    175     250     600     850
10s     1860    175     250     600     850
10s     1861    175     250     600     850
10s     1862    700     1800    7000
10s     1863    175     250     600     800
10s     1863dn  175     250     600     850
10s     1864    175     250     600     850
10s     1865    175     250     600     850
10s     1866    175     250     600     850
10s     1867    175     250     600     750
10s     1869    175     250     600     850
10s     1870    175     250     600     700
10s     1871    175     250     600     850
10s     1872    175     250     600     850
10s     1873    175     250     600     850
10s     1874    175     250     600     850
10s     1875    175     250     600     850
10s     1876    175     250     600     850
10s     1877    175     250     600     850
10s     1878    175     250     600     850
10s     1879    175     250     600     850
10s     1880dn  175     250     600     850
10s     1880ndn 175     250     600     850
10s     1883    175     250     600     850
10s     1884    175     250     600     850
10s     1885    175     250     600     850
Melbourne Mint

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

10s     1873M   125     220     1000
10s     1877M   125     220     900
10s     1881M   125     300     950
10s     1882M   125     220     950
10s     1884M   125     220     900
10s     1885M   120     300     1500
10s     1886M   120     160     1500
10s     1887M   120     400     1500    4500
Sydney Mint
10s     1871S   120     160     700
10s     1872S   120     160     700
10s     1875S   120     160     700
10s     1879S   120     160     1000
10s     1880S   120     400     1000
10s     1881S   120     160     1000
10s     1882S   ex rare
10s     1883S   120     160     900
10s     1886S   120     160     900
10s     1887S   120     160     1100    3750
dn: die number (all from 1864 to 1879 have a die number)
nd: no die number
M: Melbourne
S: Sydney

Jubilee Head

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

10s     1887    120     135     150     175
10s     1887    proof                   800
10s     1890    120     135     150     175
10s     1891    120     135     150     175
10s     1892    120     135     150     175
10s     1893    120     135     150     175
Melbourne Mint
10s     1887M   120     140     300     600
10s     1893M   120     140     550
Sydney Mint
10s     1887S   120     140     280     500
10s     1889S   120     140     280
10s     1893S   120     140     280
M: Melbourne
S: Sydney

Old Head

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

10s     1893    120     135     150     175
10s     1893    proof                   900
10s     1894    120     135     150     175
10s     1895    120     135     150     175
10s     1896    120     135     150     175
10s     1897    120     135     150     175
10s     1898    120     135     150     175
10s     1899    120     135     150     175
10s     1900    120     135     150     175
10s     1901    120     135     150     175
Melbourne Mint
10s     1893M   extremely rare
10s     1896M   120     135     450
10s     1899M   120     135     450
10s     1900M   120     135     450
Perth Mint
10s     1899P   unique proof
10s     1900P   120     300     550
Sydney Mint
10s     1893S   120     135     375
10s     1897S   120     135     350
10s     1900S   120     135     350
M: Melbourne
P: Perth
S: Sydney

Edward VII

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1902    110     120     140     150
10s     1902    proof                   375
10s     1903    110     120     140     150
10s     1904    110     120     140     150
10s     1905    110     120     140     150
10s     1906    110     120     140     150
10s     1907    110     120     140     150
10s     1908    110     120     140     150
10s     1909    110     120     140     150
10s     1910    110     120     140     150
Melbourne Mint
10s     1906M   110     120     150     350
10s     1907M   110     120     150     325
10s     1908M   110     120     150     350
10s     1909M   110     120     150     325
Perth Mint
10s     1904P   110     120     500
10s     1908P   110     120     500
10s     1909P   110     130     500
Sydney Mint
10s     1902S   110     120     140     325
10s     1902S   ex rare proof
10s     1903S   110     120     140     300
10s     1906S   110     120     140     300
10s     1908S   110     120     140     300
10s     1910S   110     120     140     300
M: Melbourne
P: Perth
S: Sydney

George V

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1911    110     120     140     150
10s     1911    proof                   425
10s     1912    110     120     140     150
10s     1913    110     120     140     150
10s     1914    110     120     140     150
10s     1915    110     120     140     150
Melbourne Mint
10s     1915M   110     120     140     150
Perth Mint
10s     1911P   110     120     140     225
10s     1915P   110     120     140     225
10s     1918P   175     500     1000    2000
Sydney Mint
10s     1911S   110     120     140     150
10s     1912S   110     120     140     150
10s     1914S   110     120     140     150
10s     1915S   110     120     140     150
10s     1916S   110     120     140     150
Pretoria Mint
10s     1923SA  proof                   900
10s     1925SA  110     120     140     150
10s     1926SA  110     120     140     150
M: Melbourne
P: Perth
S: Sydney
SA: Pretoria, South Africa

George VI

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1937    proof                   550

Extracted from Coin News December 2013 (1817-1937)


Elizabeth II

Note that bullion values have a marked effect on the value of half sovereigns, and changes, both up and down, rapidly render the listings below obsolete. In January 2014 the minimum value of a half sovereign was about £85.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
10s     1953    extremely rare
10s     1980    proof                   45
10s     1982                            45
10s     1982    proof                   50
10s     1983    proof                   50
10s     1984    proof                   50
10s     1985    proof                   45
10s     1986    proof                   45
10s     1987    proof                   45
10s     1988    proof                   55
10s     1989    proof                   100
10s     1990    proof                   55
10s     1991    proof                   55
10s     1992    proof                   65
10s     1993    proof                   65
10s     1994    proof                   70
10s     1995    proof                   70
10s     1996    proof                   70
10s     1997    proof                   70
10s     1998    proof                   70
10s     1999    proof                   70
10s     2000                            40
10s     2000    proof                   70
10s     2001                            40
10s     2001    proof                   70
10s     2002                            40
10s     2002    proof                   70
10s     2003                            40
10s     2003    proof                   70
10s     2004                            40
10s     2004    proof                   70
10s     2005n                           45
10s     2005n   proof                   80
10s     2006                            57
10s     2006    proof                   97
10s     2007                            57
10s     2007    proof                   97
10s     2008                            57
10s     2008    proof                   97
10s     2009                            57
10s     2009    proof                   97

Extracted from Coin Yearbook 2007 (1953-date)

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that it has bullion value only.


Search by reign

Half Guineas

Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Half Sovereigns

George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


Bullion Value

On 31st October 2013 gold bullion was $1282.35 per Troy oz (£799). The half sovereign contains 0.1177 oz of gold, and this gives a bullion value of about £95 or US$151.

Please note that prices given above were valid when gold prices were very different. Current bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.


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