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2016 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia (MintDirect® Single)

2016 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia (MintDirect® Single)

The Gold Britannia offers beauty and reliability and now it also gives you .9999 fine purity. This new specification, combined with its tradition and integrity, gives the 2016 1 oz Gold Britannia new life for today’s investor.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Packaged in RF welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the 2016 Gold Britannia coin's finish, with included authentication card.
  • Multiples of 10 and 20 will come housed in a clear plastic clamshell box sealed with a plastic band.
  • Each authentication card features the MintDirect® designation, ensuring it comes directly from The Royal Mint to you.
  • Obverse: Displays a profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features 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.

Secure your Gold Britannia by adding an attractive display box to your order.

This 2016 Gold Britannia coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection. Add this 2016 1 oz Gold Britannia to your cart today!

APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from The British Royal Mint to you to ensure that our customers receive only authentic British Royal Mint coins. MintDirect® is your symbol of guarantee that these coins were processed from tubes that come straight from mint-sealed "Monster Boxes", exactly as they were delivered, providing peace-of-mind when buying, holding or selling.

APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.

The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2016 1 oz Gold 1 oz Gold Britannia MintDirect® Single.

By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left The British Royal Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.

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.
Customer Reviews of 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia (MintDirect® Single)
2016 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Britannia (MintDirect® Single)
3.7 Overall

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By  Cowpens06

from Silverdale, Washington


I purchased a 1 OZ 2016 Gold Britannia with APMEX "Mint Direct" packaging. First, I was very disappointed in the quality of the Mint Direct single coin packaging. While it technically is what APMEX says it is, it consists of a thin plastic wrapping around the coin. The website presents a visual impression of a solid plastic structure, similar to a grading agency's coin encapsulation - not so. The Britannia itself has an unattractive appearance - more like the gold chocolate candy coins you can buy in souvenir stores. If you want a bullion coin, my suggestion is to stick with American Eagles or the Canadian Maple Leaf. I hope to sell this coin back to APMEX. All this said, I have purchased a lot of items from APMEX over the years and plan to continue -- but -- this product just didn't seem right.


  • Recognized Brand


  • Unattractive Design

classy design

By  magic dragon

from massachusetts


very classy


  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Beautiful product and great experience

By  Dave18

from Philadelphia, PA


I purchased this coin because I was missing a Britannia for my collection of sovereign gold. I was attracted to the APMEX MintDirect as it guarantees its authenticity its pristine condition and is a better presentation than just a clear plastic sleeve. Well worth the small additional premium that MintDirect sells for.


  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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