An Original King George V 1915 Half Sovereign
The Last Half Sovereign Issued For Circulation


The impact of the Irish soldiers who fought in WW1 should not be underestimated by any means. During the great war, over 200,000 Irish soldiers signed up to fight because they wanted to help the British.

With so many volunteers, brave Irish soldiers made an enormous contribution to some of the key moments of the war including a unit of Irish soldiers fighting alongside the British, Australian and New Zealand troops in the Gallipoli campaign, units at The Somme and Ypres, as well as a band of brave Irish sailors who rescued survivors of the Lusitania which was sank by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland.

And now, you can own your very own piece of Irish history – the Original King George V 1915 Half Sovereign – a coin that would have circulated in the pay packets of these Irish soldiers.

What makes this coin so special?

  • 1915 was the last year the half sovereign was issued as a circulating coin.
  • It was withdrawn from circulation due to the effect that WWI was having on the economy.
  • These would have been used as everyday currency by your ancestors – Quite possibly even by the 7 signatories themselves!
  • Struck in the year before the Easter Rising!

Rest assured, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. 

22-carat Gold
Issuing Authority:
United Kingdom
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