Gold Half Sovereigns have a unique place in Australian and world coin history. While the gold sovereign was first introduced under the reign of King Henry VII in 1489 the gold half sovereign was not produced for another 55 years until the reign of Henry VIII. Since its initial production, it has appeared in and out of issuance and as a result, its limited mintage and controlled release have led to an increased rarity and value.
Similarly to gold sovereigns, the gold half sovereigns were initially minted in Great Britain however in response to The Australian Gold Rush Australia was approved to begin production of these coins as the first overseas branch of the London Royal Mint. Prior to the opening of the Australian branch in 1855, these coins were imported from England. At KJC, we’re proud to offer an extensive and valuable collection of gold half-sovereigns. The oldest and rarest half-sovereigns in our collection date from 1856, making them some of the very first coins ever minted on Australian soil! Although the gold half sovereign was only minted in Melbourne until 1915, Sydney until 1916, and Perth until 1920, these precious coins are now widely sought-after as collectors’ items and are highly valuable.
Don’t miss out on this ideal chance to own a special piece of history!
Why choose KJC for Numismatic Coins?
- Kurt Jaggard is a renowned figure in the global Numismatic community, particularly celebrated for his expertise in the Australia Gold Sovereign series. His name carries significant recognition and is frequently cited in the sale of rare coins at leading auctions worldwide.
- Kurt Jaggards’ extensive experience extends not only to the establishment of KJC Coins Australia Pty Ltd in 1995 but also to his prior role as Managing Director and co-owner of Jaggards, a legacy coin dealership established in 1963 by his parents. Jaggards has since changed hands and is now operated by individuals unrelated to the Jaggards family’s legacy, history or expertise.
- Kurt Jaggard’s involvement, both direct and indirect, spans the majority of the world’s leading and highest-quality Australian Gold Sovereign Collections. Notable collections include the Duoro Cargo Hoard, Sharps Pixley Collection, and Robert Jaggard Collection among numerous others. Additionally, Kurt Jaggard has amassed a selection of the finest-known Queen Victoria Australian Gold Sovereigns. His extensive International experience and connections around the world have enabled him to assist collectors in sourcing rare pieces and completing Australian Gold Sovereign sets, both directly and indirectly with suppliers and personal collectors.
- KJC Coins Australia Pty Ltd remains a family-run, multi-generational company. Kurt and Nathalie Jaggard continue to lead the company, and their daughter, Remie Jaggard, holds the position of Business Manager for day-to-day operations. This continuity ensures that our name, vast experience, and exceptional international reputation persist for the benefit of our valued clientele.
Kurt Jaggard Coins (KJC) Establishment & Notable Achievements:
- In 1995, Kurt Jaggard Co (KJC) Coins Australia Pty Ltd was founded by Kurt & Nathalie Jaggard
- In 1998, KJC secured an exclusive agency agreement with the French Mint during the 1998 World Cup, demonstrating our commitment to international partnerships and prestigious events.
- In 1999, KJC proudly assumed the role as the exclusive official supplier of the complete Gold Sovereign collections (1899-1931) for the momentous Perth Mint Centenary celebrations. Every coin was meticulously sourced, authenticated, and personally graded by Kurt Jaggard, highlighting our renowned reputation and dedication to Numismatic excellence.
- Leading up to the Sydney Olympics in 2000, KJC secured nationwide contracts with Thomas Cook Limited
- In 2006, KJC’s public auction division, KJC Monetary Auctions, achieved a groundbreaking sale by setting the world record with the sale of a 1920 Sydney Gold Sovereign, which realised $582,500. Our commitment to the rare coin market’s growth and prestige is evident in this achievement.