Gold Great Britain Britannia *Random Date* – 1 oz
This 1 oz Gold Britannia (Random Date) coin contains one troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold (24 carat). Britannia is one of the world’s oldest coin icons and this classic design is recognized and respected across the world as a symbol of beauty, reliability and strength.
Britannia’s Distinctive Design
The obverse displays a profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Coins prior to 2016 feature the 4th official portrait introduced in 1998. Beginning in 2016 a new design by a Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark was selected to refresh the portrait.
The reverse also was updated in 2017, still featuring the helmeted Lady Britannia. She stands with a trident grasped in one hand to defend the seas, and in the other, a shield, graced with the image of Great Britain’s flag to defend the realm. As a symbol of strength and integrity, Britannia has for centuries been featured on British coinage. She is encircled with the inscriptions, “Britannia,” the year of release, weight, and purity. New beginning in 2017, a radial sunburst design was been added to the background, providing a very attractive texture as well as anti-counterfeiting security.
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- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold content.
- Obverse: Displays the beautiful portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 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.
- 100 pound face value.
- Radial sunburst added, providing anti-counterfeiting security (introduced 2017).
- 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. Gold Britannia 1 oz. 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.