1987 2-Coin Gold Britannia Proof Set (.35 oz AGW, w/Box & COA)

1987 2-Coin Gold Britannia Proof Set (.35 oz AGW, w/Box & COA)

Featuring a tenth ounce and quarter ounce Gold Britannia, this two-coin set was issued the first year of the Gold Britannia series. In person, these sets are absolutely stunning!

Set Highlights:

  • Contains .35 oz total Gold weight in flawless Proof finish.
  • Comes in an original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination.
  • Reverse: Features the image of the legendary goddess Britannia as well as the weight and year.
  • Sovereign coins backed by the Royal Mint.

This exceptional Proof set would be a great addition to any coin collection. Add this beautiful 2-coin set to your cart today!

The legendary figure of Britannia first appeared as a personification of the Roman province of Britain on a Roman Imperial coin of the Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD). She was featured on the Roman coinage of subsequent emperors for the next 150 years.

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 1987 2-Coin Gold Britannia Proof Set (.35 oz AGW, w/Box & COA)
1987 2-Coin Gold Britannia Proof Set (.35 oz AGW, w/Box & COA)
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By  Hank Summers1

from Charlotte, NC

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I'll keep it short but sweet. The only thing better than Silver Britannia's are Golden Britannia's. I plan to purchase more in the future.

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  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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