Today, the Britannia image found on the British Gold Britannia coin is a symbol of Britains standing on the international stage and a sign to investors of financial stability. Britannia has, in reality, filled these roles for centuries as the face of various British coinage programs. Today, 2018 1 oz British Gold Oriental Border Britannia Coins are available to you from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic capsule from the Royal Mint!
- 31st release of Gold Britannia coins with the one-time issue of an oriental border pattern!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by the UKs government.
- Obverse bears the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
- Reverse includes the Britannia design from Philip Nathan.
- Inspired by the British Trade Dollar with oriental border pattern!
Trade dollars were one dollar silver coins issued by various nations for use in international transactions, predominantly during the 19th century. The vast majority of these trade dollars were used when the birth of global trade occurred in China during the mid-to-late 1800s. Britains trade dollar was the result of war.
As China fought back against Britain selling opium to its citizens in the 19th century, two Opium Wars were fought. The result was a British victory, the loss of Hong Kong (ceded to Britain), and an influx of outside trade dollars. The United States and France struck and released trade dollars, with the British Trade Dollar featuring the iconic image of Britannia on its primary face.
The 2018 1 oz British Gold Oriental Border Britannia Coins listed with JM Bullion today are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but can feature minor flaws from the production process. These flaws are limited in nature to minor breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The reverse of all 2018 1 oz British Gold Britannia coins includes Philip Nathans statuesque impression of Britannia. This design was created in 1987 when the Gold Britannias debuted from the Royal Mint. On this side of the coin youll find the oriental border pattern based upon the Chinese-themed designs of rooms in Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
On the obverse of all 2018 Britannia coins is the fifth-generation impression of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys right-profile effigy appears on all British coins, and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This particular design was created in 2015 by the Royal Mints Jody Clark.
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