2006 Britannia (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin

Honours the 2006 Britannia’s release, reflecting the strength and spirit of the United Kingdom.

A striking depiction of Britannia, emblematic of British resilience and a tribute to the nation’s storied naval history, crafted by Philip Nathan.

The dignified effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, encapsulating Her grace and steadfastness.

The words ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircle the Queen’s image, underscoring Her regal titles and sovereignty.


PF 69 exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In the grand tradition of celebrating Britain’s rich heritage, 2006 witnessed the unveiling of the Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin, a testament to the nation’s enduring spirit and majestic history. This coin, struck in half an ounce of solid 22-Carat Gold, is a masterpiece of numismatic artistry, representing both the pride of Britain and the unyielding strength of Britannia Herself.

The reverse of this exceptional coin showcases a stunning portrayal of Britannia, the personification of the British Isles, in a design that captures her stoic grace and the powerful symbolism she holds over the seas and lands of the United Kingdom. Britannia is depicted with her traditional attributes: the helmet, symbolising Her readiness to defend; the shield, bearing the Union Jack, representing protection; and the trident, asserting Her dominion over the seas. This imagery not only celebrates Britain’s naval prowess and historical significance as a maritime power but also Britannia’s role as a symbol of unity and strength.

On the obverse, collectors are greeted with the sophisticated and detailed likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by the renowned artist Ian Rank-Broadley. This portrayal adds a regal dimension to the coin, linking the timeless legacy of Britannia with the enduring lineage of the British monarchy.

Struck with the highest standards of precision and excellence, the Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin is a product of meticulous craftsmanship. The coin’s striking involves the use of specially selected dies and highly polished planchets, ensuring that each detail of Britannia and the Queen’s effigy is rendered with clarity, depth, and brilliance. This meticulous process highlights the coin’s exquisite design and the skillful artistry behind it.

With a limited mintage, the 2006 Britannia £50 Gold Proof Coin stands as a rare and sought-after piece among collectors. Its composition of fine 22-Carat Gold underscores its value and desirability, making it not only a significant investment but also a cherished heirloom that captures the essence of Britain’s legacy and the indomitable spirit of Britannia.

This coin is more than a mere piece of currency; it is a symbol of national pride, a celebration of Britain’s historical depth, and a tribute to Britannia’s enduring presence. It holds a special place in the hearts of coin collectors and enthusiasts of British heritage alike, offering a tangible connection to the past and a lasting legacy for future generations.

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