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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Austria half ounce gold Vienna Philharmonic
- Australia gold half ounce (legal tender) and gold half ounce private bullion
- South Africa gold half ounce (including the 1/2oz gold Krugerrand)
- United Kingdom gold half ounce private bullion

Coin Type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - (53) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Half Ounce 1987 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1987 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1987 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1988 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1988 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1988 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1989 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1989 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1989 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1990 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1990 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1990 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1991 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1991 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1991 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1992 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1992 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1992 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1993 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1993 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1993 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1994 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1994 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1994 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1995 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1995 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1995 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1996 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1996 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1996 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 1997 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1997 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1997 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 892
Gold Half Ounce 1998 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1998 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1998 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 750
Gold Half Ounce 1999 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1999 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 1999 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2000 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2000 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2000 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2001 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2001 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2001 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2002 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2002 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2002 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 945
Gold Half Ounce 2003 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2003 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2003 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2004 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2004 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2004 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,196
Gold Half Ounce 2005 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2005 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2005 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,856
Gold Half Ounce 2006 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2006 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2006 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,163
Gold Half Ounce 2007 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,250
Gold Half Ounce 2008 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2008 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2008 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,250
Gold Half Ounce 2009 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2009 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2009 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2010 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2010 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2010 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,354
Gold Half Ounce 2011 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2011 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2011 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 847
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 489
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Charioteer United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Charioteer - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Guardian United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Guardian - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Waves United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Waves - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Wreath United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Wreath - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Profile United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Profile - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Union Jack United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Union Jack - obverse photo Material: 0.917 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25
Gold Half Ounce 2013 Britannia United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2013 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2013 Britannia - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 351
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 473
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 333
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 293
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 381
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 268
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 280
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 265
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 300
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion - reverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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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)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.600 g