A lovely addition to any coin collection, the 2005 1 oz Proof Gold Britannia contains 1 oz of pure gold. Minted by the Royal Mint in Great Britain, the Gold Britannia coin is one of the most beautiful coins on the market. British legal tender, the Gold Britannia has a face value of 100 pounds (£100) and is 91.67% fine gold (22-karat gold). Depicting Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse and the seated figure of Britannia on its reverse, this Proof Gold Britannia is the perfect addition to your gold coin collection or gold investment portfolio.
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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.