Rare First Strike .9999 Britannia! While gold Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability it now also gives you 0.9999 purity. The legendary figure of Britannia has symbolised Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. Little wonder then that the Britannia with such a depth of history behind it, has been a popular choice with bullion investors ever since its introduction in 1987. This new specification combined with its tradition and integrity gives new life for today’s investment customer. Gold continues to be desired, as it has been for centuries, for both its beauty and value. The Royal Mint is delighted to offer you an affordable way to appreciate its precious qualities by purchasing the 2013 Gold Britannia Bullion Coin. Issued as UK legal tender, each coin is meticulously struck by The Royal Mint from 0.9999 fine gold.