5 oz Gold Britannias Introduced by the Royal Mint in 1987, the Gold Britannia coins are British Gold bullion coins that play a major role on the coin market. The Gold Britannia’s attractive design was created to appeal to both collectors and investors alike. These larger sized Gold Britannias are more rare on the marketplace, and therefore demand higher collectible value.
The reverse pays tribute to the Britannia image that first appeared on coins produced under the rule of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. An ancient term for Great Britain, Britannia began to personify the island of Great Britain in the first-century Roman world. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. The Gold Britannia is the first gold coin since the days of the Romans to feature the Britannia image. The Gold Britannia coins feature different variations of the Britannia design, including a Standing Britannia, a Seated Britannia, and others. Illustrating the majestic Britannia, the Gold Britannias are some of the most beautiful Gold coins in the world.