Renewed appetite for investment options and a growing bullion market pushed the Royal Mint to release a brand-new bullion investment coin in 1987. The Britannia coin debuted in 1987 with a 1 oz gold option, and though it would later grow to include a 1 oz silver coin a decade later, the Gold Britannia remains the highlight of this popular series. Today, the 2017 1 oz British Gold Britannia 30th Anniversary Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- 30th anniversary release of the Gold Britannia!
- Limited mintage of only 7,030 coins!
- New security features!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Obverse includes the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of Britannia.
The Royal Mint is celebrating two anniversaries for the Britannia program in 2017. The Gold Britannia leads the way in this stunning series with its 30th anniversary, but the Silver Britannia coin marks its 20th anniversary this year with a celebratory release of its own.
Included on the reverse side of both versions of the coin in 2017 is a mint mark that honors the anniversary of the individual programs. Located to the bottom-left of Britannias image youll find the head of a trident with a 3 and 0 between the spikes, commemorating the 30th anniversary of this famous coin.
Each 2017 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the production process at the mint.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This design is the latest portrait of Her Majesty, and serves as the fifth-generation depiction of the Queen since her ascension to the throne in 1952. It was created in July 2015 Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.
The reverse includes Philip Nathans depiction of the strong, powerful Britannia. This female figure wears a Corinthian cap on her head, holds a trident in her right hand as a symbol of her control over the seas, and clutches a shield in her left that is emblazoned with the Union Jack to defend the British Isles from invaders.
For the 30th anniversary of the gold coins, the Royal Mint has increased the security of the coins with new protection features. Youll notice a new high-security radial sunburst emanating from the background field that helps better deter counterfeiting efforts.
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