For the third consecutive year, the Royal Mint is releasing its popular British Gold Britannia coin with a lunar privy mark on the milled edge. As 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, the Royal Mint is back with a new Year of the Monkey privy on the edge of its British Gold Britannia. Right now, the 2016 1 oz British Gold Britannia coin is available with the monkey privy edge from JM Bullion.
- Limited mintage of only 4,500 coins!
- Single coins ship in flips, lots of 10 ship in sealed mint tubes.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Traditional Britannia design on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s new image on the obverse.
- Special Monkey Privy on the edge.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Royal Mint first introduced a privy mark on the edge of its Britannia coins in 2013. A Year of the Snake privy mark was on the edge of the 2013 Silver Britannia, which was produced in collaboration with A-Mark Precious Metals, a private refinery in the United States.
This was the first time a mark was featured on the milled edge of Britannia coin, and following its successful introduction, the Royal Mint expanded the design approach to its Gold Britannia coins as well. These 2016 1 oz British Gold Britannia coins are the third to feature a lunar privy on the edge, representing the Year of the Monkey.
Each of the 2016 British Gold Britannia coins in this product listing have Brilliant Uncirculated grades. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but also feature breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
On the reverse of the coin is the image of Britannia, the fabled guardian of the British Isles. The obverse face of the coin features the latest fifth-generation right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created in July 2015 by British artist Jody Clark. At 33 years old, Clark is the youngest artist to create an effigy of Her Majesty for British coinage.
If you have any questions about these exciting coins, please feel free to reach out to us at JM Bullion. You can reach us at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live chat, or send us an email.