2001 Britannia & The Lion (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin

Symbolises the strength and pride of the United Kingdom, with Britannia and the Lion standing as enduring icons of British resilience and nobility

A powerful depiction of Britannia alongside a majestic Lion, capturing the essence of British courage and the spirit of protection

The refined effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, representing Her steadfast leadership and grace in the new millennium

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the Queen’s portrait, affirming Her sovereignty and the nation’s allegiance





In honour of the new millennium, the year 2001 witnessed the unveiling of the exceptional Britannia & The Lion £50 Gold Proof Coin. This masterpiece is a part of the esteemed Millennium Series, showcasing the pinnacle of numismatic craftsmanship. Meticulously crafted from solid 22-Carat Gold, this coin possesses a half-ounce of the purest, high-quality Gold, reflecting a fusion of tradition and modern minting excellence.

The reverse of this prestigious coin is embellished with a striking representation of Britannia, the emblematic figure of British identity and pride, alongside the noble Lion, a symbol of strength and courage. This design embodies the unity and resilience of the nation, capturing the spirit of a new era. Britannia has been a symbol of Britain’s strength and identity since Roman times, depicted with a trident, shield, and Corinthian helmet, signifying Britain’s naval prowess and a link to its historical roots.

The obverse features a distinguished and refined portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a work of art by the renowned sculptor Ian Rank Broadley, which imparts a sense of majesty and elegance to this collectable. Expertly struck with meticulous attention to detail, this coin is a testament to the excellence in numismatic art.

The use of carefully chosen dies and finely polished blanks ensures that every nuance of Britannia, the lion, and the Queen’s portrait is rendered with exceptional clarity and luminosity.

With a limited issuance globally, the Britannia & The Lion £50 Gold Proof Coin is a rare and esteemed collectable. Its solid, exquisite 916.7 Gold composition highlights its purity and intrinsic worth. This coin is a distinguished element of the Millennium Series, celebrating not just the advent of a new century but also the enduring and powerful symbols represented by Britannia and the Lion.

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