2001 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU

2001 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU

The 2001 Britannia design is reminiscent of the beautiful interpretation of Una and the Lion which was featured on the five-pound piece of 1839.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9167 fine Gold.
  • Coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Obverse: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features the legendary figure of Britannia in the "Una and the Lion" design.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect and display your Gold Britannia in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This Gold coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection. Add this 2001 1 oz Gold Britannia to your cart today!

Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles, takes her name from an ancient term for Great Britain and has been a popular figure since the 1st century, when she was first depicted on Roman coinage under the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. She was a firm fixture on coins from this point onwards, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when she was chosen to appear on the 50 pence coin until 2008.

Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Like Columbia in the U.S. and Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming.

In 1987, Britannia’s image graced the new Gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Mint known as the Gold Britannia. These Gold coins have since grown in popularity as an investment and a collector’s piece. Gold Britannias are available in sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins. In 1997, the Royal Mint expanded this design to a Silver bullion coin known as the Silver Britannia. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them major players in the modern coin market.
Customer Reviews of 2001 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU
2001 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU
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Great Design

By  Werni

from Switzerland

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The design from P.Nathan is unique for 2001. The same artist designed the Britannia of most other years, but this time in a modern graphic appearance. Just great. The coin in mint condition is a beauty.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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