Introduced in 1987, the Gold Britannia is the first modern bullion coin offered by the Royal Mint. The Britannia name and image has circulated through European and British culture over the past two thousand years, and since the unity of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in the 18th century, Britannia has appeared on British coinage. The 2018 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin is available online to you today for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual plastic flip, mint tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins.
- 32nd release of British Gold Britannia coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 (GBP) by Britain.
- Obverse depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of Britannia.
The Gold Britannia coin debuted in 1987 from the Royal Mint, and since that time has undergone changes in its gold purity. While the designs on the obverse and reverse remain the same, with only the Queen’s effigy updated on the obverse, the metal content has changed since the coins were introduced.
From 1987 until 2012, the British Gold Britannia featured 22-karat gold with a fineness of .917. From 1987 to 1989, the non-gold component in the 22-karat coins was copper. From 1989 onward, silver was used as the non-gold component. Since 2013, the 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin has featured 24-karat, .9999 pure gold content.
On the obverse of all British Gold Britannia Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the only monarch to have featured on the Britannia, with her reign dating to 1952. This is the fifth-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II on British coinage, and it was created in 2015 by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint.
The reverse of all 2018 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coins includes the design of Britannia. Once used as a term to describe the British Isles and then used as a female personification of British people, Britannia is an imposing figure. She wears a Corinthian helmet in defense of the island. Her trident wields control over the seas of the English Channel, and her shield featuring the Union Jack is ready to hold back any invader.
All 2018 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but minor flaws are possible. As a result of the normal striking process, breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks are possible on these coins.
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