Brilliant Uncirculated. Depicting Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse and the iconic image of Una (Britannia) and the Lion on its reverse, the 2001 1/2 oz Gold Britannia coin contains 1/2 oz of pure Gold. Produced by the Royal Mint, the 2001 1/2 oz Gold Britannia is legal tender in the United Kingdom with a face value of 50 pounds (£50) and is 91.67% fine Gold (22-karat Gold). The 2001 issue of the Gold Britannia coin in the Britannia Gold bullion series is a lovely addition to any Gold coin collection.
Protect your Gold Britannia with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order. You can even add a beautiful coin bezel to turn your Gold Britannia into fine jewelry.
Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Like Columbia in the U.S. and Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming.
In 1987, Britannia’s image graced the new Gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Mint known as the Gold Britannia. These Gold coins have since grown in popularity as an investment and a collector’s piece. Gold Britannias are available in sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins. In 1997, the Royal Mint expanded this design to a Silver bullion coin known as the Silver Britannia. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them major players in the modern coin market.