Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce
Buy gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins from BullionByPost. Buy gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins from BullionByPost. The 1/2oz Gold Britannia is a very popular choice among investors looking for something with more flexibility and a lower cost than the full-sized coin. Our current year 1/2 ounce gold Britannias come directly from The Royal Mint, of whom we are an authorised distributor.
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Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce History
The half ounce gold Britannia was introduced in 1987 as part of the launch of the series. The Royal Mint correctly predicted that many investors would want a smaller option than the full sized coin. The demand seen has ensured that a half ounce gold Britannia has been produced annually since.
As the name suggests the half ounce gold Britannia contains 1/2 a troy ounce of gold. Initially this was a 22 carat coin, but since 2013 all Britannias are now struck in 24 carat gold - 999.9 fineness. As such the 1/2oz Britannia gold coin contains 15.5515 grams of gold.
Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce Price
Gold Britannia 1/2 ounce prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coin weighs 15.60 or 17.05 grams, and is struck to a purity of 22 carat or 24 carat, meaning they contain 15.55 grams of pure gold.
Gold Britannia 1/2 ounce prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK gold Britannia 1/2 ounce prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.
Our gold Britannia 1/2 ounce prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the gold Britannia 1/2 ounce price shown includes fully insured delivery.
Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce Coin Specification
The gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coin is a British gold coin manufactured by the Royal Mint. British gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins weigh 15.60g or 17.05g with a diameter of 27mm. Gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins are manufactured from 22 carat or 24 carat gold.
Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce Value
Investors often ask what is the value of a gold Britannia 1/2 ounce? British gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins have a face value of £50. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.
You can always find a simple benchmark value for a gold Britannia 1/2 ounce thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a gold Britannia 1/2 ounce is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of gold Britannia 1/2 ounce might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.
The easiest way to work out a Gold Britannia 1/2 ounce value is to use its gold weight of 15.55 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 916.7 or 999.9 fineness, it's important to calculate the 22 carat or 24 carat gold Britannia 1/2 ounce value, to ensure you have an accurate price.
How Much are Gold Britannia 1/2 Ounce Coins Worth?
If you are wondering how much are gold Britannia 1/2 ounce coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a gold Britannia 1/2 ounce has 15.55g of pure gold, or 1/2 a troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a gold Britannia 1/2 ounce is worth quite quickly.