These 1987 Half Ounce Gold Britannia Coin were the first 0.5 oz Britannias to be issued. This bullion coin is struck from 22 carat gold.
Britannias are British Legal Tender and exempt from Capital Gains Tax. As investment gold they are also VAT-free.
These dated gold Britannia coins are perfect for anniversaries or birthdays.
The first gold Britannia coins were issued in 1987. Prior to their introduction, The Royal Mint were experiencing a great deal of competition from mints around the world who were issuing bullion coins in troy ounces, and fractional sizes. The Britannia was introduced in order to compete with coins such as the South African Krugerrand and Canadian Maples.
The coins are avaiable in one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce sizes. The coins have a face value of £100, £50, £25, and £10 each respectively.
The obverse features the third definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. It was designed by Raphael Maklouf.
The text reads:
ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
The reverse bears the iconic 'standing Britannia' design, by Philip Nathan. The text reads:
1987 BRITANNIA 1/2 OUNCE FINE GOLD
|Weight / Size||0.5 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.5|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||0|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Reverse Designer||Philip Nathan|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.
All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out.
If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.
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