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!
- 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.
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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.
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.