The British Britannia coin is a favorite among investors on the European continent and around the world. When investors are looking at precious metals to buy, platinum prices often drive investors toward this metal as an alternative to gold and silver. Right now, the new 2018 1 oz British Platinum Britannia Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Each coin arrives in a protective plastic flip
- 1st-ever release of the Platinum Britannia coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of the United Kingdom.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait.
- Reverse features Philip Nathan’s Britannia image.
Each of these brand-new 2018 1 oz British Platinum Britannia Coins is available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but may present with minor flaws from the coining process. These flaws are limited to breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The Royal Mint proudly introduces the first expansion in the Britannia Series since the 1997 issue of the Silver Britannia. The coins debuted in 1987 with the Gold Britannia release, and 2018 marks the impressive expansion to feature a new platinum coin for diversification of an investment portfolio.
New on the 2018 release of the Britannia coins you’ll find a guilloche background design for the obverse side of the coin. Behind Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy is the new design element that helps prevent counterfeiting of these platinum coins.
On the reverse of the British Platinum Britannia Coin is the internationally recognized image of Britannia. Designed by Philip Nathan for the gold coin in 1987, it depicts Britannia standing at the edge of a coastal cliff as she wields a trident to control the seas and holds up a shield with the Union Jack to defend the nation.
The obverse of all 2018 1 oz British Platinum Britannia Coins includes a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on all British coinage and has since her ascension to the throne in 1952. This is the fifth-generation effigy of the Queen to appear on British coins and was designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, the youngest Royal Mint engraver to create the Queen’s portrait.
The Royal Mint was founded in the 8th century as the London Mint. Once housed in the Tower of London as the sovereign mint of the United Kingdom, today its primary coining facility is located in Wales.
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