One collector suggested that it was fashioned for costume jewelry. However, the crude bezel (as seen in the image) does not appear to be made to look pretty and the location where is was found is not the kind of place where gold costume jewelry is worn. Anyway, the part of the bezel that held the coin in was soldered together with the decorative face, and the coin was then crudely pinched into the setting. I found it with the coin in the bezel, but this collector who was taking a look at it for me wanted to see the edged of the coin and felt he needed to remove it from the bezel in order to better evaluate it. He believed that it was definitely made at the mint, and he could not positively identify it as a fake, or replica. Another "expert" took a look at it, and he also could not identify it as a replica. Now, the location it was found is another interesting detail about this coin. While camping in an obscure location of wilderness (near Yosemite via highway 49), I found this coin under a rock on the side of a creek. Near the creek is a crude foundation (made from river rocks and homemade cement) where a small cabin used to sit. I have tried to figure out who lived in that cabin, but there are seemingly no records of someone living in that area. Anyway, this was an area where I would camp with my family and only close friends. In the five years I frequented this spot, we never saw footprints or signs that other campers or hikers had been there. We actually called it "the secret spot" because of its seclusion and obscurity. Anyway, the pecularity of this coin is in the fact that supposedly half sovereigns were not made in 1928, however, this coin weighs in at 3.99g (precisely the weight of a half sovereign), but the diameter is 22.05mm (precisely that of a full Sovereign). This coin is high quality (22k) gold so it is pretty thin. Also, there are two unusual stamps on the neck of King George. What are they and what do they mean? Any ideas? The bezel is made of the same quality and color and seemingly from the same source and made specifically for the coin. I'm mostly just curious about the history of this coin and I'm not sure if I want to sell it any time soon, however, if the price is right I might change my mind. Please let me know what you think and please support your statements with some kind of credibility. I was told by one collector that Half sovereigns were made from the full sovereign mint that year in Pretoris, but were melted down. However, it seemed to merely be a conjecture, and sufficient evidence was lacking to support this claim. Rather than speculation, or a hypothesis, I'm looking for real answers here. Thank you!