1997 Britannia Anniversary (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin

Marks the 10th anniversary of the Britannia series, a testament to Britain’s storied past and unyielding spirit

Iconic Britannia depiction by Philip Nathan, epitomising national pride and Britain’s historical strength

Sculptor Raphael Maklouf’s third regal representation of Queen Elizabeth II, exemplifying Her grace and leadership

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the effigy, affirming Her Majesty’s revered titles




In tribute to the 10th anniversary of the Britannia, the 1997 Britannia Anniversary £50 Gold Proof Coin was presented with grandeur, joining the ranks of esteemed commemorative coins. Exquisitely crafted, this coin is made from solid 22-Carat Gold, weighing half an ounce, representing the pinnacle of purity and quality in Gold.

The reverse of the coin features an intricate depiction of Britannia, symbolising the strength and integrity of Britain. In this particular edition, Britannia is portrayed standing proud in her chariot, being drawn along the seashore by two horses, a design that captures the essence of British resilience and the unyielding spirit of the nation

The obverse features the noble and precise portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a work of art by the renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf lending an air of majesty to this numismatic treasure.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this coin showcases the pinnacle of minting excellence. Employing meticulously selected dies and finely polished planchets, the striking process ensures that every nuance of Britannia and the Queen’s portrait is rendered with exceptional clarity and lustre.

Expertly struck, this coin is a testament to the artistry and precision in numismatic craftsmanship. Employing select dies and meticulously polished blanks, the minting process ensures every aspect of Britannia and the Queen’s portrait is rendered with exceptional clarity and radiance.

With a limited production run globally, the 1997 Britannia Anniversary £50 Gold Proof Coin is a rare and sought-after collectable. Its composition of pure, fine 916.7 Gold accentuates its value and purity. This coin is not only a remarkable piece of the Britannia series but also a celebration of Britain’s rich history and the enduring symbol of Britannia.

Weight (grams)17.025g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage892
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerRaphael Maklouf
Reverse DesignerPhilip Nathan
Denomination(1/2 oz.) £50
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified


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