In 1987, the Royal Mint introduced the British Gold Britannia. A modern gold bullion coin representing Britain in the precious metals market, this coin was the fifth major gold bullion coin around the world and is predominantly offered as a 1 oz gold coin. Right now, 1/2 oz British Gold Britannia Coins are available from random years for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips!
- Offered as of 1987!
- Available with random dates!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 50 Pound sterling (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Queen Elizabeth II or King Charles III on the obverse.
- Britannia on the reverse.
- Please note the date and obverse designs vary by date.
Each of the 1/2 oz British Gold Britannia Coins offered here come in protective plastic flips. The 1/2 oz gold coin for sale in this series has been available since 1987, with the coins featuring 22-karat gold, or 91.67% gold, from 1987 to 2012. Starting in 2013, the Royal Mint enhanced the gold content to 24-karat gold, or .9999 pure gold.
Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific date or design. All coins in this listing are chosen at random after your payment clears. You will receive a coin based on what is in stock at the time your payment is processed. If you buy more than one, it is possible you will receive coins with the same date, design, and gold content.
Queen Elizabeth II or King Charles III features on the obverse of these 1/2 oz Gold Britannia. All coins dated 1987 to 2023 feature Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Three different portraits of the Queen graced the coins, including portraits by Raphael Maklouf (1987), Ian Rank-Broadley (1998-2015), and Jody Clark (2016-2023). In mid-2023, the first-ever Gold Britannis with King Charles III’s portrait from Martin Jennings debuted on the coins.
Britannia is on the reverse of all coins in the 1/2 oz British Gold Britannia Series. Designed in 1987 by Philip Nathan, this front-facing bust shows Britannia’s full-length figure looking to her right as she clutches a trident and wears a Corinthian helmet. In her left hand, she holds an olive branch as it rests on the Union Jack shield.
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