Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2015 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The half ounce (1/2 oz) gold coins are denominated as Fifty Pounds (£50).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The mint makes a distinction between plain "bullion" coins (issued in Brilliant Uncirculated grade) and proofs; the "bullion-grade" coins have textured backgrounds of both the obverse and the reverse designs and use the generic "authoritative" design, while proofs are typically "one-year" types. They are usually issued in parallel with other denominations/sizes having the same reverse designs.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - obverse photo

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

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch, value
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From2015
Face Value50 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)15.6000
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