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

Platinum Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2007 - )
Coin TypePlatinum 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) platinum 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 coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with other denominations with the same reverse designs.

Obverse

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

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch, value
Reverse

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Platinum Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From2007
Face Value50 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass15.693 g