1988 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia Proof

1988 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia Proof

In July 1988, the Royal Mint was authorized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to issue new United Kingdom Gold Bullion £100 Coins. These beautiful Gold coins are named after the symbolic figure of Britannia, who graces the reverse design.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9167 fine Gold.
  • Comes in a protective plastic coin flip.
  • Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
  • Reverse: The legendary figure of Britannia holding a trident and shield. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect and display your 1988 Gold Britannia in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This 1988 Gold Britannia coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection. Add this 1988 Great Britain Proof Gold 1 oz 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.

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By  Steve

from Orange County, CA


This 1 ounce 1988 gold Britannia is an absolutely beautiful coin. I had purchased another coin before with the 3exact same obverse of Britannia except that it was minted in 2013. I returned it because the relief was very shallow and it looked like a weak strike. I was hesitant to order this 1988 version because I thought it would be like this also. I took a chance and ordered it anyway. When it arrived I was pleasantly surprised. The relief in the 1988 coin is much higher than in the 2013 coin. As it turns out, the 1988 gold Britannia is the most attractive coin I own.


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