Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2014 - )
Coin TypeGold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz)

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one-fortieth ounce (1/40 oz) gold coins are denominated as Fifty Pence (50p) and have been issued since 2014.

These tiny coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with other denominations with the same reverse designs.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), value and denomination.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch, value
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeEdge Inscription
Advertising
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Fortieth-Ounce (1/40 oz): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From2014
Face Value50 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)8
Mass (g)0.8000