2019 1 oz Gold Britannia Oriental Border
First introduced in 2018, the Royal Mint is very pleased to release this second edition Gold Britannia, designed to celebrate the mint’s historic relationship with Asia. This beautifully unique 2019 1 oz Gold Britannia Oriental Border design is truly stunning! Inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms at Buckingham Palace and Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, this stylistic oriental border addition is quite distinctive!
Britannia’s Distinctive Design
As part of the 2019 Silver Britannia release, this 2019 1 oz Gold Britannia Oriental Border coin maintains Britannia’s same fine qualities. This special edition contains one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver, the purest of gold released by the Royal Mint. The obverse displays the right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, introduced in 2016, and designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.
This was quite an honor for the artist, as this is only the fifth such portrait to be introduced into British coinage. Interestingly, he submitted his design anonymously in a competition. In Clark’s own words, “I wanted to make her look less stern, to give her a slightly warmer expression. I hope she thinks it is a fitting and accurate representation.” The obverse background features the Royal Mint’s distinctive new guilloché pattern.
The reverse features the helmeted Lady Britannia. She stands with a trident grasped in one hand to defend the seas. In the other, she holds a shield, graced with the image of Great Britain’s flag, ready to defend the realm. As a symbol of strength and integrity, Britannia has for centuries been featured on British coinage. Inscriptions include “ONE OUNCE 999.9 FINE GOLD” to the left of the trident, and “BRITANNIA” to the right. A radial sunburst pattern in the background provides a very attractive texture as well as anti-counterfeiting security. Also, for this special edition, a stunning oriental-styled border encircles the rim.
- 2019 1 oz Gold Britannia Oriental Border.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Individual coins arrive in mint-issued capsule.
- Obverse: Displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, against the Royal Mint’s new guilloché security pattern. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II D. G. REG. F. D.” and the 100 pounds face value.
- Reverse: Features the helmeted Lady Britannia, standing with a trident grasped in one hand and shield in the other. A radial sunburst security pattern also fills the background. For this special edition, a stunning oriental-styled border encircles the rim.
- Limited mintage of only 5,000!
- 100 pounds face value.
- Anti-counterfeiting security background patterns on obverse and reverse.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
The Royal Mint first introduced Britannia gold bullion coins in 1987 as a rival to the highly popular Krugerrand. The Britannia’s stunning design quickly became an international favorite. Today, they are prized by investors for their purity and fine quality. Originally, Britannia was produced as a 22 carat (.917) coin. However, since 2013 they have been struck with a .9999 fineness (24 carat). The 1 oz Gold Britannia is an excellent choice for those who want to add fine gold bullion to their portfolio.
Why choose the 1 oz Gold Britannia?
Gold has been the preferred choice for trade and investment since ancient times, The 1 oz Gold Britannia is one of the world’s most popular bullion coins. This distinctive, stunning bullion coin rivals even the South African Krugerrand, the American Gold Eagle, and the Canadian Maple Leaf.
Gold is considered a safe haven for your capital. It is also a popular choice for those who wish to make gold part of a pension fund or long term investment. 1 oz Gold Britannia coins have a face value of £100 backed by the British government. Gold Britannia’s are always in demand and easy to trade, even during times of crisis.