1/2 oz Gold Britannias
Gold Britannias - Introduced by the Royal Mint in 1987, the Gold Britannia coins are British gold bullion coins that have begun to play a major role on the coin market. Gold Britannias are issued in 1, 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz sizes with face values in British pounds (£) of £100, £50, £25, and £10, respectively. Gold Britannias are .917 gold (22-karat gold) and are legal tender in Great Britain. Until 1990, the Gold Britannia was alloyed with copper. However, beginning in 1990, the Gold Britannia has been alloyed with silver, which gives the Gold Britannias issued since 1990 a lighter yellow color than the earlier Britannias. In 2013, the fineness increased to .9999 fine.
The Gold Britannia’s attractive design was created to appeal to both collectors and investors alike. The obverse of the Gold Britannia bears a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The Gold Britannias issued from 1987 to 1997 feature the "Third Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth II, while the "Fourth Portrait," a more mature likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, graces the Gold Britannias issued from 1998 and on to the Gold Britannias being produced today.
The reverse pays tribute to the Britannia image that first appeared on coins produced under the rule of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. An ancient term for Great Britain, Britannia began to personify the island of Great Britain in the first-century Roman world. Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. The Gold Britannia is the first gold coin since the days of the Romans to feature the Britannia image. The Gold Britannia coins feature different variations of the Britannia design, including a Standing Britannia, a Seated Britannia, and others. Illustrating the majestic Britannia, the Gold Britannias are some of the most beautiful gold coins in the world.
Gold prices fluctuate, but the popularity of the Gold Britannia bullion coins only increases. APMEX sells Gold Britannia coins in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof condition. APMEX makes it easy to buy gold by offering competitive gold prices on all gold bullion coins.
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A great coin at a great price! Don't miss out on this one. PCGS has certified this coin as a Proof 70 issue, with the further designation of Deep Cameo. This year's 2011 Gold Britannia coin features a new .... Read More
The 2000 1/2 oz Gold Britannia coin contains 1/2 oz of pure gold. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the 1/2 oz Gold Britannia has a face value of 50 pounds (£50) .... Read More
These majestically designed Gold coins contain .5 oz actual Gold weight, and is the only coin of its kind graded a perfect 70 by NGC! Designer Philip Nathan has outdone hims.... Read More
The 2000 1/2 oz Gold Britannia coin contains 1/2 oz of pure gold. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the 1/2 oz Gold Britannia has a face value of 50 pounds (£50) and is 91.67% fine gold (22-k.... Read More
A lovely addition to any coin collection, the 1992 1/2 oz Proof Gold Britannia contains 1/2 oz of fine gold. Minted by the Royal Mint in Great Britain, the Gold Britannia coin is one of the most beautifu.... Read More
A lovely addition to any coin collection, Minted by the Royal Mint in Great Britain, the Gold Britannia coin is one of the most beautiful coins on the market. British legal tender, the Gold .... Read More
1.000 AGW. These majestically designed gold coins contain an ounce of fine gold. Designer Philip Nathan has outdone himself depicting a lovely windblown personification of Britannia. PCGS has certif.... Read More
These majestically designed gold coins contain a half ounce of fine gold. These beautiful gold coins are named after the symbolic figure of Britannia, who graces the reverse design. Designer Philip Nathan has out.... Read More
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The 1988 1/2 oz Gold Britannia coin contains 1/2 oz of pure gold. Legal tender in the United Kingdom, the 1/2 oz Gold Britannia has a face value of 50 pounds (£50) and is 91.67% fine gold (22-.... Read More