This gorgeous 2008 NGC PF-69 4-coin set contains the 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Britannia coins in the Gold Britannia bullion coin series. Has a low mintage of just 1,250 coins! Containing 1.85 oz total in Gold, this Gold Britannia coin set is a lovely addition to your coin collection. Depicting Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse and the Britannia design on its reverse, the Proof Gold Britannia coin is one of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world. This set gives you the opportunity to own all of the sizes in the Gold Britannia series.
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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.