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Gold Proof 50p

Gold Proof Fifty Pence Coins


T he Gold fifty pence coin was first introduced by the Royal Mint in 1998 and has been issued regularly ever since. The Mint has used the Gold fifty pence coins to celebrate various events and achievements relating to British History

Collecting Gold fifty pence coins is a niche but exciting journey for precious metal investors with so many fantastic designs to choose from. Each piece contains 14.2g of fine Gold which is just under half of an ounce

The timeline below provides an excellent insight into the different designs issued by the Mint which have been released in limited editions for collectors to purchase. Auronum offers a live price on screen to buy any Gold fifty pence coins for collectors looking to sell

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The Gold fifty pence coin is a double-thickness piece with a weight of 31g of 0.9167 fine Gold

The double-thickness of the piedfort Gold fifty pence coin makes the piece visually appealing but may price some buyers out of the market

Auronum offers live prices for investors looking to sell Gold 50p proof piedfort coins with payment made the same day that your coin is received. The price on screen is indicative and can be locked by contacting out Trade Desk

Gold Proof 50p Design Timeline

  • 1998European Economic Community

    In celebration of the UK's 25th anniversary of its entry into the European Economic Community and its Presidency of the European Union during the first six months of 1998
  • 1998NHS 50th Anniversary

    Marking the 50th Anniversary of the National Health Service which was formed in Summer 1948. Limited mintage 651
  • 2000Public Libraries Act 1850

    Limited to a mintage of 2,000 coins, this design is the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act
  • 2003Women's Social and Political Union

    The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Women's Social and Political Union. Mintage 939
  • 2004Roger Bannister 4-minute Mile

    2004 was 50 years since the first sub 4-minute mile which was completed by Roger Bannister. Mintage 1,250
  • 2005Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

    250 years since the 'A Dictionary of the English Language' was published. Mintage 1,000
  • 2006Victoria Cross

    The Royal Mint issued two designs this year, each celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross. Each design had a 2,000 mintage
  • 2007100 Years of Scouts

    Commemorating 1oo years since the founding of the Scouting Movement. Mintage 1,250
  • 2009Kew Gardens

    Released to celebrate 250 years of Kew gardens. A rare find with only 629 Gold proof 50p coins minted
  • 2010Girl Guides

    A coin to mark 100-years of girl guiding in the UK with a total mintage of 1,000 coins
  • 201150-Years of WWF

    2011 marked 50-years of the World Wildlife Fund. This very popular design was limited to 243
  • 2013Christopher Ironside

    Mintage of 198, the Christopher Ironside design celebrates the 100th anniversary since the coin designer's birth
  • 2014Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Another low mintage issue from the Royal Mint struck for the 2014 Commonwealth games. Mintage 260
  • 2015Battle of Britain

    An iconic scene marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Mintage 389
  • 2016Battle of Hastings

    With a mintage of 500 issues, this design is for the 950th anniversary of the battle of Hastings
  • 2016-2018Beatrix Potter

    A series of Peter Rabbit characters that was issued over a three-year period
  • 2018-2019Paddington Bear

    The Paddington Bear series which features several designs of the British iconic bear
  • 2019Sherlock Holmes

    The 160th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birth, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Mintage 400
  • 2020Withdrawal from the EU

    Mintage of 1,500 commemorating Britain's withdrawal from the European Union
  • 2022Platinum Jubilee

    A design to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee, with a small mintage of 400 pieces
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