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

Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1997 - )
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

The half ounce silver piece is a bullion and commemorative denomination issued by the Royal Mint. It is used mostly for Britannia-type coins: British bullion coins issued in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997. The original Britannia silver coins contain one troy ounce (1 oz) of silver and have a face value of £2.

Silver Britannias are also issued in fractional sizes of one-half, one-quarter, one-tenth, 1/20th and 1/40th of a troy ounce and with face values of £1, 50p, 20p, 10p and 5p respectively (that is, the half ounce silver piece is officially denominated as £1). There is also a five-ounce coin of face value £10.

The designs have a "definitive" version issued every year as "bullion-grade" (Brilliant Uncirculated coins), as well as one-year types issued as proofs only. Some of the one-year types are not Britannia-themed.

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

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

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

Various designs as described in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription ' BRITANNIA ' [year] ' 1/2 oz ' 999 ' FINE ' SILVER '
EdgeEdge Inscription
All (37) Coins of Type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 1997 Britannia 11,832 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 1 POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 1998 Britannia 3,044 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2001 Britannia 4,596 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2003 Britannia 3,669 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2005 Britannia 2,360 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Standing 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Charioteer 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Guardian 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Waves 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Seated 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2007 Britannia - Wreath 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2008 Britannia 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2009 Britannia 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2010 Britannia 3,497 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2011 Britannia 2,483 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Standing 4,251 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Charioteer 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Guardian 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Waves 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Seated 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Wreath 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Beachside 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Profile 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2012 Britannia - Union Jack 1,656 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Britannia 3,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Britannia 2,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Britannia 1,559 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Britannia 1,300 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Britannia 1,347 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1 POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2020 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1 POUND ·
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Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-types Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Britannia
From1997
Face Value1 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)15.7100