Somehow gold seems to be the appropriate medium to use to mark the beginning of the reign of a new monarch in the British monarchy. After all, it hasn’t happened in over seventy years. The 2023 British ½ oz Gold Britannia King Type coin features the classic Britannia design and the new design honoring King Charles III. This coin is made of .9999 fine gold
- Recognized as legal tender backed by the British Government.
- 1/2 Troy Oz of .9999 fine gold
- Anti-counterfeiting measures
- 50 British Pounds face value
- Obverse: Martin Jennings’ depiction of King Charles III. Inscripted with “Charles III”, “D.G.”, “REX”, “F.D.”, “50 Pounds”
- Reverse: Phillip Nathan’s Brittania design holding a trident and shield. Inscripted: “Britannia”, “2023”, “1/2 oz”, purity, “Fine”, “Gold”
The reverse side of the coin has Britannia clad in a breastplate and a helmet and wielding a trident in her right hand. In her left hand, she has a shield with the Union flag and an olive branch. Arched above her is ‘Britannia 2023 1/2 oz 999.9 Fine Gold’. Below the image is ‘NATHAN’ for Phillip Nathan, the artist.
The obverse features King Charles III as designed by Martin Jennings. Jennings is most known for his beautiful busts of famous literary figures like George Orwell and Charles Dickens. In this design we see King Charles looking to the left. Engraved around his portrait are the initials “D.G. REX F.D. which are abbreviations for the Latin phrase which means “By God’s Grace, King. Defender of the Faith’. To the right of his portrait is “50 Pounds” reminding us that this is a legal tender backed by the British Government.
The Royal Mint has been making coins for over 1100 years and has demonstrated the tremendous skill that comes from experience and has proven they can embrace modern technology in creating their commemorative bullion coins. Collectors have come to rely on the mint for creating coins that are guaranteed to be high quality and adorned with amazing art.
The 2023 British ½ oz Gold Britannia -King Type is one of the first coins to honor the new king. You are going to want to add this to your collection. Get yours today.