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2021 0.5 oz Britannia Gold Bullion Coin

These 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Britannia 0.5 oz Gold Bullion Coins are issued by the Royal Mint. They are the first Britannias to feature new enhanced security features.

  • Manufactured by The Royal Mint
  • 24 carat gold
  • 999.9 fineness
  • Contains 1/2 troy ounce (15.55g) of the precious metal
  • Exempt from Capital Gains Tax & VAT
  • Weight: 15.605g
  • Diameter: 27mm

This coin comes loose and you can add a 28mm capsule to your order in the basket.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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New Security Features

The 2021 Britannia coins are the first to feature some new, high-tech security features from The Royal Mint. 

The coins feature micro-text, a latent image, tincture lines and surface animation to ensure they are some of the most visually secure bullion coins on the market. 

Gold Britannias

Gold bullion Britannia coins are the UK's most popular CGT exempt gold coin. Britannias were introduced by The Royal Mint in 1987. These British gold half bullion coins have a face value of £50.

Between 1987 - 2012, the coins were struck in 22 carat gold (0.9167 fineness); from 2013 onwards, the coins have been struck in 24 carat gold (0.9999 fineness). We have other gold coins available at very low premiums over spot gold price.

What Is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax exempt refers to the exclusion or avoidance of taxes on profits made from the sale of certain assets, such as bullion.

Fifth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Wanting to “create a more positive look on the Queen”, Jody created many initial drawings of Elizabeth II, using photos taken of the Queen for sculptures. Taking two weeks to create the submitted design, Jody settled for a “warm expression”, revealing a new side to the regal figure whilst paying homage to her milestone of becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history by showing Elizabeth II adorning her coronation crown.  


The obverse of the coin shows the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth coinage portrait to be used on UK coins. 

The text reads:



The reverse of the coin shows the iconic 'standing Britannia' image by Philip Nathan.

BRITANNIA 2021 1/2 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD

This 2021 coin has the addition of new security features. These include a small latent image on the bottom-left. Acting as a hologram, it changes between a trident and a padlock, depending on the angle the coin is held. 

A small micro-text border can be seen around Britannia. It says "DECUS ET TUTAMEN", which translates to “an ornament and a safeguard". 

The field now features surface animation - micro-waves which create lines, showing a pattern in the background. Tincture lines have also been added to show colours and patterns on the metal. 


Weight / Size0.5 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.5
Fineness / Carat0.9999 / 24
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerPhilip Nathan
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

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.

View our full Terms & Conditions.

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.