1999 Britannia (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin

Honours the transition into the 21st century, embodying Britain’s progressive spirit and historical depth

Britannia by Philip Nathan, epitomising the nation’s unwavering strength and cultural richness

Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley, captures Her grace and leadership at the century’s turn

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircling the portrait, reinforcing Her esteemed Royal stature


PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In honour of the closing century, 1999 saw the release of the exceptional Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin, a highlight in the realm of precious numismatics. This coin, meticulously crafted, is composed of half an ounce of 22-Carat Gold, demonstrating a commitment to quality and luxury in its purest form.

The reverse side of the coin proudly features the iconic image of Britannia, the personification of Britain, in a majestic pose that captures her strength and enduring spirit. This design, rich in symbolism, portrays Britannia with her traditional attributes: the shield, emblematic of protection; the trident, signifying maritime sovereignty; and the olive branch, a symbol of peace. Such imagery eloquently conveys the values and heritage of the British Isles, resonating deeply with collectors and patriots alike.

The obverse of this distinguished coin is graced with a sophisticated and accurate portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the work of the renowned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. This portrait adds a layer of regality and dignity to the coin, linking it to the lineage of British sovereign coinage.

Striking in its execution, the coin was produced using advanced numismatic techniques. Special attention was given to the selection of dies and polishing of blanks, ensuring that every detail of Britannia’s figure and the Queen’s effigy was rendered with exceptional clarity and lustre. The result is a coin that not only captures the imagination with its aesthetic beauty but also stands as a marvel of minting excellence.

With a limited issue globally, this coin is a treasured and scarce commodity, sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike. The Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin, with its solid 916.7 Gold composition, not only signifies an investment in precious metal but also embodies the enduring qualities of strength and resilience represented by Britannia. As a distinguished item in any collection, this coin celebrates the unyielding spirit of Britain as the 20th century drew to a close.

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