2008 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU

2008 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU

A must for any Britannia collector, this coin features a majestic design of the legendary Britannia facing toward the sea.

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: Portrays the iconic Britannia with trident and shield in hand facing the sea.
  • 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 2008 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 2008 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU
2008 Great Britain Gold 1 oz Britannia BU
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2008 aesthetically outshines 2013

By  Steve

from Orange County, CA

5.0

I bought a 2013 1 oz. Britannia but returned it because I was disappointed with the shallow relief. It looked cheap. I then purchased the 2008 1 oz. Britannia and I was totally pleased with its decent relief. Because of this relief difference, the 2008 outshines the 2013 by so high that I would never again even think of buying a 2013 1 oz. 999 Britannia. The low relief makes it look like a weak strike or an overly circulated specimen. True, the 2008 is .9167 gold instead of 999 as with the 2013 version but so what? They both are 1 ounce AGW. Get the 2008 if you appreciate the aesthetic value in gold coins. If you don't care, it doesn't matter. In that event, get either.

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