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2001 Britannia Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin NGC Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo

2001 Britannia Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin NGC Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo
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£1,050.00
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Limited edition PF 70 Ultra Cameo Half Ounce £50 gold proof 2001 Britannia, graded by NGC and offered in its holder. Britannias are The Royal Mint's premier investment coins. Introduced in 1987, they get their name from Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles. She first appeared on our coinage in Roman times and was revived as a motif centuries later, gracing the money of King Charles II. In Victorian times she became a defender of our coasts, often shown holding Poseidon's trident. That's how she's depicted in the classic 'standing Britannia' design by Philip Nathan that graces the majority of these modern coins. An alternate design - also by Nathan - features on 2001 editions. Here she's accompanied by a lion, used as a heraldic symbol of England since the middle ages. The design is an ode to a rare and famous British coin, known as Una and the Lion, struck in 1839. The text here is verticle with 'HALF OUNCE FINE GOLD' to the left and 'BRITANNIA 2001' to the right. It's a stylised, graphic design, very different from Nathan's other Britannia. The obverse of this coin shows Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the face value: £50. These proof-finish 1/2oz Britannias are struck in 17.02 grams of 916.7 (22-carat) gold. Actual gold weight: 15.60 grams. Diameter: 27.00 millimetres. The gold content of these coins means we're able to offer them without VAT and their status as UK legal tender provides a Capital Gains Tax exemption. A great addition to your Britannia collection.
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Obverse

Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right and wearing Queen Mary's Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Legend reads:  'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF ·' with '50 POUNDS' below.

Reverse

Britannia with helmet and shield, walking left with lion by her side. Artist: Philip Nathan. 'HALF OUNCE FINE GOLD' vertical to left, 'BRITANNIA 2001' to right. 

Specification

Royal Mint proof coin, struck in 17.02 grams of 22-carat gold. Actual gold weight: 15.60 grams / 0.5015 troy ounces. Diameter: 27.00 millimetres. Face value: £50 / Fifty Pounds.

Presentation

Limited edition Royal Mint coin, originally issued as part of a proof set. This edition graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company and comes sealed in its acrylic holder. Please note, the image provided on this page is a stock photo: the certificate number on the product you receive may not match the one pictured but the grade will be the same.

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