2005 Britannia (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin

Celebrating Britain’s rich heritage, maritime history, and the iconic figure of Britannia, which has symbolised Britain’s strength and integrity since Roman times

Features Philip Nathan’s iconic Britannia, encapsulating the nation’s naval prowess and deep-rooted maritime legacy

Presents Ian Rank-Broadley’s dignified effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, reflecting Her grace and composure

Engraved with ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’, honouring Her Royal titles and stature


PF 69 exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In 2005, the United Kingdom celebrated the enduring spirit and artistry of British numismatics with the release of the splendid Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, this coin is made of half an ounce of solid 22-Carat Gold, reflecting a standard of purity and excellence in gold coinage.

The reverse of this splendid coin features a stunning portrayal of Britannia, the embodiment of the nation’s strength and integrity. This iconic figure, armed with a trident and shield, symbolises Britain’s maritime prowess and steadfast resolve. The design captures the essence of British heritage, reflecting the nation’s enduring spirit and unyielding determination. Britannia sits proudly, a beacon of resilience and fortitude, mirroring the nation’s character.

The obverse presents an elegant and sophisticated portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an exquisite creation by the renowned artist Ian Rank Broadley. This portrait adds a layer of majesty and dignity to this collectable piece.

Minted with meticulous attention to detail, the Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin represents the pinnacle of minting expertise. Employing carefully chosen dies and meticulously polished blanks, the minting process ensures that every aspect of Britannia and the Queen’s image is rendered with extraordinary precision and splendour.

With a limited production globally, the Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin is a coveted and prestigious item for collectors. Its solid and pure 916.7 Gold composition highlights its inherent value and rarity. This coin stands as a significant part of British numismatic heritage, celebrating not only the nation’s illustrious past but also Britannia’s symbolic representation of Britain’s unbreakable spirit and enduring legacy.

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