British 1 oz Gold Britannia Coins
2021 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia BU
Available June 28, 2021
|1 - 9||$1,883.49|
|10 - 19||$1,878.49|
2021 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia (MintDirect® Single...
|1 - 9||$1,888.49|
|10 - 19||$1,883.49|
Buy British 1 oz Gold Britannia Coins OnlineIntroduced by The Royal Mint in 1987, the Gold Britannia coins are British Gold bullion coins that have begun to play a major role on the coin market. Gold Britannias are issued in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz sizes with face values in British pounds (£) of £100, £50, £25, and £10, respectively. Gold Britannias are .917 Gold (22-karat Gold) and are legal tender in Great Britain. Until 1990, the Gold Britannia was alloyed with Copper. However, beginning in 1990, the Gold Britannia has been alloyed with Silver, which gives the Gold Britannias issued since 1990 a lighter yellow color than the earlier Britannias. In 2013, the fineness increased to .9999 fine.
Gold Britannia DesignThe Gold Britannia’s attractive design was created to appeal to both collectors and investors alike. The obverse of the Gold Britannia bears a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The Gold Britannias issued from 1987 to 1997 feature the "Third Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth II, while the "Fourth Portrait," a more mature likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, graces the Gold Britannias issued from 1998 to 2015. The newest "Fifth Portrait" appeared on the Gold Britannia starting in 2016.
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.
In 2021, the Britannia incorporated new security features including a latent image, surface animation, tincture lines and micro text incorporated into Philip Nathan’s design of the instantly recognizable icon.
- Latent feature: The latent security mark on the reverse changes between a trident and a padlock as you adjust the angle of viewing.
- Surface animation: Using intricate, small raised surfaces with varying levels of microscopic relief, The Royal Mint has created a background field throughout the reverse that reflects the rolling waves of the ocean’s water as you change the angle of viewing for the coin.
- Tincture lines: The background of the stripes and fields of the Union Jack shield carried by Britannia. These lines are horizontal across the stripes and vertical in the other background fields behind the stripes on the flag.
- Micro-text: The Royal Mint added micro-text along the border between Britannia and the design rim of the reverse. This text is in Latin and reads “Decus et Tutamen.” This translates into English as “An Ornament and a Safeguard.”
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