- The Royal Mint
- Order number:
- 1/2 Unze
- physical dimension
- D: 27,0 mm / H: 2,08 mm
- nominal value
- 50 Pfund
This British 1/2 oz gold coin Britannia is issued by The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom since 1987. It was the first European bullion coin. From 1987 to 2012 it was produced with Brilliant Uncirculated quality and a fineness of 916,66/1000 (this corresponds to a value of 22-carate gold). Since 2013 it has a fineness of 999,9/1000 (24-carate-gold). Since then the coin increased more and more popularity.
On the reverse side of the coin is a portrait of Queen Elisabeth II.
The obverse side shows the tutelary goddess Britannia, which symbolize the United Kingdom.
The motif was from 1987 to 1996 the same. In 1997, the year of the 10th anniversary of the coin, the motif changed for the first time. Since then the motif changed in the years 2001, 2003 and 2005.
The gold coin Britannia is also available in the sizes 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz and 1 oz.
Investment gold is according to § 25c UStG tax-exempt.
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