2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia BU

2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia BU

Britannia has long represented resilience and strength, which continues in the 2018 release of this popular bullion coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Coins will be in protective plastic flips. Multiple of 10 come in mint tubes. Multiples of 100 come in 10 mint tubes inside a monster box
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features the internationally recognized figure of Britannia standing firm against a powerful gale. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. A radial sunburst design behind Britannia adds anti-counterfeiting protection Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect your Gold Britannia with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order. You can even add a beautiful coin bezel to turn your Gold Britannia into fine jewelry.

This 2018 Gold Britannia coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection. Add this 2018 1 oz Gold Britannia to your cart today!

Steadfast and confident, Britannia is a symbol of resilience and strength. Sculptor Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia bullion in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon. In these additions to the bullion collection, she stands firm as a powerful gale whips around her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. This design features a radial sunburst at her back.

Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles, takes her name from an ancient term for Great Britain. Britannia 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 Boudica, Queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against Roman forces in 60AD. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, gracing the farthing during the reign of Charles II. Britannia was a fixture of British coinage from this point on, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when this important national symbol of Britain was moved to the 50 pence coin, where she stayed until 2008.

Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with Britain’s maritime dominance being emphasized by trading out her spear for a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Just as with Columbia in the U.S. and Marianne in France, the figure of Britannia becomes more visible in times of war or when national pride is booming.

In 1987, Britannia’s image was selected to grace the new Gold bullion coin produced by the Royal Mint, known as the Gold Britannia. These Gold coins have since boomed in popularity both as an investment item and a collector’s piece. Gold Britannias are available in fractional sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them highly desirable in the modern bullion coin market.

World-Renowned Gold Coins are Perfect for Gold IRA Investing

Some of the world's most renowned Gold coins and bullion, such as this 2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia BU, are eligible for inclusion in a Precious Metals IRA. Precious Metals investments always hold intrinsic value and generally grow over time. Gold IRA coins include popular bullion like the American Gold Eagle, Gold Philharmonic and the Gold Britannia as well as many others. Investors always have myriad options when selecting Gold coins for a Precious Metals IRA. These coins are designed by some of the most gifted sculptors of our time, while others pay homage to their country with symbolic or historic art. APMEX carries a large selection of Precious Metals IRA products that will increase the value of any portfolio, including IRA-eligible Gold from PAMP Suisse, Perth Mint and The Royal Mint.

Several Gold selections, including Gold Britannias, are available in traditional 1 oz Gold sizes and fractional sizes down to 1/20 oz Gold. This allows investors to be as aggressive or conservative as they'd like in their expenditure, providing flexibility for any investment strategy and budget. People have invested in Precious Metals since the beginning of time and the concept is as solid today as it was then. It is never too late to consider a retirement portfolio. Contact APMEX's IRA department at (800) 418-0235 today.

The Long History of Using Gold for Trading

Buy Gold coins and you join the long chain of humans who, over the past 6,000 years, have considered Gold a beautiful and precious commodity. Though Gold Britannias did not exist in 4000 B.C., there is ample evidence of Gold being used to create decorative artifacts in the area contemporarily known as Eastern Europe. While Gold coins are generally made of .9999 fine Gold now, the earliest-dated coin discovered thus far is made of electrum, a naturally occurring Gold and Silver alloy. Over the course of human history, uses for Gold have expanded far beyond trading and fine art to include industrial and electronic applications.

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How are Gold Coins Different from Gold Rounds?

Unlike Gold rounds, Gold coins like these Gold Britannias are sovereign Gold bullion coins that actually bear a face value. This face value is greatly outstripped by the intrinsic value of their one troy ounce of .9999 fine Gold. Gold coins may also have numismatic value, commanding a higher premium, while Gold rounds are generally purchased only for investment purposes, meaning their price is likely closer to the Gold spot price. Today, most Gold coins have relatively low premiums because they are produced primarily for investors. Britannia Gold coins are popular among investors and collectors alike as they are classed in the highest echelon of sovereign Gold coins with iconic and revered items such as Canadian Maple Leafs and American Gold Eagles.
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