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 Inscription Legend 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
EdgeEdge Inscription
All (49) Coins of Type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Half Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1997 Britannia 892 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1998 Britannia 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2002 Britannia 945 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2003 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2004 Britannia 1,196 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2005 Britannia 1,856 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2006 Britannia 1,163 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2007 Britannia 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2008 Britannia 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2009 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2010 Britannia 2,354 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2011 Britannia 847 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing 489 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Charioteer 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Guardian 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Waves 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Wreath 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Profile 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Union Jack 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2013 Britannia 351 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia (Proof) 473 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia (Proof) 333 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia (Proof) 293 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia (Proof) 381 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia (Proof) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia (Proof) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia (Proof) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
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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