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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin (Mixed Types, Random Year, Varied Condition)

    As low as $9.99 per coin over spot!

    The Royal Mint in London is one of the oldest operation facilities in the world. Minting coins for the United Kingdom for over a thousand years, it is the mint of origin for some of the finest coins still in existence today. For investors and collectors lookin... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin - Old Queen Elizabeth II

    As low as $17.99 per coin over spot!

    The Great Britain Gold Sovereign is one of the most recognizable coins in the world today. Issued annually since 1817 by Great Britain and bearing the portrait of the reigning monarch with each release, the gold sovereign is a historic coin that is ideal for b... Read More

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    2018 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin (BU)

    As low as $26.99 per coin over spot!

    The Black Bull of Clarence has one of the most complex histories among the many heraldic beasts used in British history. Used by King Edward IV, the first king from the House of York, the bull was a symbol of power and often paired with a royal arms that toute... Read More

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    2015 1/4 oz British Gold Lunar Sheep Coin (BU)

    Any quantity available for $34.99 per coin over spot!

    The 1/4 oz Gold Sheep coins will ship in mint tubes of 20 coins, or in mint monster boxes of 400 coins total (20 tubes/box). Individual coins will ship in plastic flips. As part of its Lunar Coin Series, the Royal Mint has developed the 2015 1/4 oz British Gold Sheep Coin, which is the first 1/4 oz gold coin in this series. Toda... Read More

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    1/4 oz British Gold Britannia Coin (Random Year, BU)

    These 1/4 oz Gold Britannias come from the Royal Mint of Britain, and feature .9999 gold purity and a 25 Pound face value. We have these 1/4 oz Gold Brits in stock and ready to ship. Please note that these coins will come with dates of our choice, but will be like-new coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Britannia coin from the Royal Mint is a popular bullion... Read More

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    2018 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin (BU)

    As low as $35.99 per coin over spot!

    The Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold bullion coins is ready with a fourth release in the collection. The first coin in the 2018 issue series for the bullion version brings the Unicorn of Scotland design to the collection, an image which is already... Read More

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    2017 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin (BU)

    As low as $40.49 per coin over spot!

    The British Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint is a brand-new offering from the United Kingdom’s sovereign mint, and it offers a stunning glimpse into the heraldry and images of the British Crown. The planned 10-coin rele... Read More

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    2016 1/4 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Lion Coin (BU)

    As low as $44.99 per coin over spot!

    The smallest coin in the British Gold Queens Beast coin series is the 1/4 oz gold option, which is one of three coins offered in an exciting new series from the Royal Mint. Including images of those animals from Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 coronation, the series... Read More

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    2017 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin NGC MS69

    When it comes to finding gold coins for sale, investors and collectors alike can trust JM Bullion to carry some of the finest coins available on the market today. The Royal Mint is one of the world’s leading sovereign mints, and JM Bullion carries a variety of bullion, proof, and certified Royal Mint gold coins. The 2017 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is... Read More

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    2017 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin NGC MS69

    The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint is a stunning 10-design issue that features both silver and gold bullion coins for sale. The gold coins are available in two different weights: 1 oz and ¼ oz. The 2017 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to you for purchase online today from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a protect... Read More

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    2018 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin NGC MS69

    In the Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint, investors and collectors alike will find 10 total designs to choose from in three different metals and four different weight options. From 10 oz of silver to 1 oz of platinum, the series truly offers something for every precious metals enthusiast to purchase. Right now, 2018 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn C... Read More

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    2018 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin NGC MS69 ER

    When King Edward IV came to power in England, the Black Bull of Clarence gained greater prominence in the Royal Arms. Used over the course of 200 years that covered the Lancastrians before him and the Tudors after, Edward IV was responsible for its inclusion in a larger way. Today the Black Bull appears fifth in the Queen’s Beast gold bullion collection from the Royal Mi... Read More

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    2019 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin NGC MS69 ER

    The Queen’s Beast Series is one of the hottest collections from the Royal Mint of England at the moment. This 10-coin series includes all of the heraldic beasts represented during the 1953 coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II, now England’s longest-reigning monarch. Right now, 2019 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coins are available ... Read More

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    2016 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Lion Coin NGC MS69

    For those investors seeking gold coins for sale, there are few options better than those bullion coins with certification from one of the two major grading houses in the precious metals industry. Coins with certification have increased value because their condition has been verified by experienced professionals. Right now, the 2016 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Lion C... Read More

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    2018 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin NGC MS70 ER

    As a young Queen Elizabeth II entered the doors of Westminster Abbey in 1953 for her official coronation ceremony as the new Queen of England, a series of 10 heraldic beasts stood guard over the building symbolizing the monarchs who had come before her over hundreds of years of British royal history. Right now, 2018 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins are a... Read More

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    2017 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin NGC MS70

    The Queen’s Beast Series of bullion coins from the Royal Mint reflects hundreds of years of British Royal heritage. The heraldic beast designs offered in this series come from various Kings and Queens of England who reigned over the kingdom and played a vital role in its history. The 2017 ¼ oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is currently available to you for pu... Read More

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    2019 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin (BU)

    As low as $37.99 per oz over spot!

    The Gold Britannia is a staple of any investment portfolio and one of the most high-profile gold bullion coins from Europe. Introduced in 1987, the Britannia has established itself as a symbol of the Royal Mint’s exceptional coining and refinement operations. The 2019 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin is currently available to you f... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin (BU)

    As low as $42.99 per oz over spot!

    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 coinag... Read More

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    2019 1 oz British Gold Lunar Year of the Pig Coin (BU)

    As low as $42.99 per oz over spot!

    The Shengxiao Series from the British Royal Mint is the country’s own version of a lunar-themed collection. Coin programs following the Chinese lunar calendar were popularized by the Perth Mint of Australia in 1996, and the Shengxiao Series is Britain’s op... Read More

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    2019 1 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin (BU)

    As low as $42.99 per oz over spot!

    In the Queen’s Beast Series of coins from the Royal Mint of England, there are a planned 10 designs to be released through 2021, which each coin reflecting one of the ten animals present in a carving at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The coll... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin (BU)

    As low as $47.99 per oz over spot!

    In the Queen’s Beast Series, the Royal Mint introduces 10 different heraldic beasts from the history of the monarchy. Each one was introduced into the Royal Arms at some point in the monarch’s history, and each came with its own unique background. Today, 2... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Royal Arms of England Gibraltar Gold Coin (BU)

    As low as $49.99 per oz over spot!

    The Royal Arms of England was first developed and flown by King Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart. The shield features the Three Lions of England depicted in passant guardant stance. For 200 years, this exact shield was used by English monarchs ... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Lunar Year of the Dog Coin (BU)

    As low as $61.99 per oz over spot!

    A great many mints around the world strive to replicate the beauty and success of the Perth Mint’s Lunar Series I and II coin collections. The Royal Mint of Britain has arguably found its own footing with a lunar series coin collection, offering its Shengxia... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Oriental Border Britannia Coin (BU)

    As low as $69.99 per oz over spot!

    Today, the Britannia image found on the British Gold Britannia coin is a symbol of Britain’s 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 variou... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin (BU)

    As low as $73.99 per oz over spot!

    The coins of the British Queen’s Beast collection from the Royal Mint have inspired awe in their design and captured the attention of precious metal enthusiasts from both sides of the divide. Collectors have a great option in the ever-changing designs of the... Read More

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    2014 1 oz Lunar Horse Privy British Gold Britannia Coin (BU)

    As low as $88.99 per oz over spot!

    Only 10,000 Coins Produced!! The 2014 Horse Privy British Gold Britannia Coin is now available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Each of these coins have been struck by the Royal Mint in London and contain a total of 1 troy ounce of .9999 pure gold. The ... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin NGC MS69 ER

    The gold coins for sale in the Queen’s Beast Range from the Royal Mint include two options with each release. The Royal Mint makes these coins available in both 1 oz and ¼ oz weights, with stunning designs and .9999 gold purity. The 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin is available to you today online from JM Bullion with NGC certification. Coin Hig... Read More

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    2019 1 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin NGC MS69 ER

    The coins of the Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint are available in a variety of versions and metals. The bullion series offers the most variety of metals, with options ranging from silver and platinum to gold. The primary gold coin is a 1 oz gold piece bearing the designs of heraldic beasts from the royal arms. Right now, 2019 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Fa... Read More

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    2017 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin NGC MS70 ER

    The British Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint is a brand-new offering from the United Kingdom’s sovereign mint, and it offers a stunning glimpse into the heraldry and images of the British Crown. The planned 10-coin release celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, as well as numerous facets of British history. The 201... Read More

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    2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin NGC MS70 ER

    When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England in 1953, the doors to Westminster Abbey were guarded by ten heraldic beasts which came to the Royal Arms of England over the course of hundreds of years. The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint catalogs these creatures in beautiful new designs. Today, 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins are... Read More

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    2019 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen's Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Queen’s Beast Series reaches its halfway point with the release of the Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin, the first of two coins with a 2019 date mark. From one of the most powerful controlling houses of the British crown, the Falcon was popular with monarchs for more than 400 years. Right now, 2019 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen... Read More

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    2017 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Beast Lion Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint debuted in 2016 with gold and silver bullion options. While initially aimed at investors, these coins are also available from the mint with a proof option that brings greater variety in options, with larger weight silver and gold coins offered compared to the bullion series. Today, 2017 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Be... Read More

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    2018 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Proof British Queen’s Beast Collection of coins has followed a different release schedule than the bullion versions, offering designs in a different order and running one issue behind the investment-grade choice. Right now, 2018 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives ... Read More

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    2018 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin (Box + CoA)

    The Proof Queen’s Beast Series of silver and gold bullion coins from the Royal Mint brings the same beautiful designs of the bullion series to low-mintage collectible coins. The proof collection debuted in 2017 with the Lion of England and in this third issue, the Red Dragon of Wales appears on the collectible coin. Right now, 2018 1 oz Proof British Gold Queen’s Beast... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold 1/2 Sovereign - Old English

    Any quantity available for $19.99 per coin over spot!

    The Great Britain Gold Sovereign is one of the most significant gold coins ever struck due to its longevity of production and its global recognition. First issued in 1489 during the reign of King Henry VII, the gold sovereign has been struck regularly by the Kings and Queens of England since 1817. The Great Britain Gold ½ Sovereign ... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Sovereign Coin - Queen Victoria (Random Year, Circulated)

    As low as $21.99 per coin over spot!

    The longest-reigning British monarch before the rise of Elizabeth II was her great-great-grandmother Victoria I. Among the gold coins for sale in the gold sovereign range, those coins with the bust of Victoria I remain today due to the 63 years she ruled and t... Read More

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    2019 1/4 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin (BU)

    As low as $107.96 per oz over spot!

    The Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England is an exciting 10-coin release with new designs available on a bi-annual basis feature creatures from the heraldic history of Britain. Passed down to Queen Elizabeth II over hundreds of years, the Queen... Read More

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    2017 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin (BU)

    As low as $38.99 per coin over spot!

    The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint is one of the newest offerings in the numismatic community, and it celebrates the statues of English heraldic creatures that were on display at the 1953 official coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II insid... Read More

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    1 oz British Gold Britannia Coin (Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $34.99 per oz over spot!

    Without question, the most popular coin series from the Royal Mint each year is the Britannia series. Bearing the image of an icon of the British Isles, known to the world for more than two thousand years, Britannia has simultaneously been known as a goddess for the isles, its protector, the name of the isles as a Roman province, and... Read More

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    2017 1 oz British Gold Lunar Rooster Coin (BU)

    The Royal Mint of England is one of the many global mints seeking to cash in on the Zodiac-inspired craze in the precious metals industry. Inspired by the Perth Mint’s original Lunar Series (1996-2007), mints around the globe are producing their own lineup of Zodiac-themed coins. Right now, the 2017 1 oz British Gold Rooster Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in a protective plastic flip, tube of 10,... Read More

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    2016 1 oz British Gold Lunar Monkey Coin (BU)

    As low as $73.99 per oz over spot!

    Lunar Series products from mints around the globe are some of the hottest sellers right now in the precious metals marketplace. The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom may have arrived late for the game, but it is offering some of the finest lunar series coins available. Today, the all-new 2016 1 oz British Gold Monkey Coin is available... Read More

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    2015 1 oz British Gold Lunar Sheep Coin (BU)

    According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, 2015 marks the "Year of the Sheep," a year characterized by the fruition of many long chased goals and dreams. So, in honor of the prosperous year to come, the Royal British Mint will be releasing a special commemorative coin, the 1 oz Year of the Sheep Gold Coin. This striking piece is the second installment of the mint's acclaimed Shengxiaou collection. Each piece is minted using 1 troy oz of 99.99% pure... Read More

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    2017 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin (BU)

    As low as $104.99 per oz over spot!

    The British Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint is a brand-new offering from the United Kingdom’s sovereign mint, and it offers a stunning glimpse into the heraldry and images of the British Crown. The planned 10-coin rele... Read More

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    2017 1 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Griffin Coin (BU)

    As low as $115.99 per oz over spot!

    One of the most exciting new programs from the Royal Mint in London is the Queen’s Beast Collection. This 10-coin offering from one of the world’s oldest minting facilities includes new designs each year, all representative of the creatures captured in sta... Read More

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    2016 1 oz British Gold Queen's Beast Lion Coin (BU)

    As low as $189.99 per oz over spot!

    The British Royal Mint is one of the world’s oldest operating mints, and is responsible for the production of some of the finest bullion coins in the world market today. A unique series of gold and silver coins is available in 2016 featuring the Queen’s im... Read More

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    5 Pound British Gold Sovereign (Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $24.99 per oz over spot!

    The sovereign is a gold coin issued by the United Kingdom for standard circulation within the British economy. The traditional British Gold Sovereign is a coin with a nominal face value of One Pound Sterling, but it is also issued in various other weights and face values. The 5 Pound British Gold Sovereign coin is available to you no... Read More

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    British Gold Bullion Coins

    Gold is the most coveted investment metal for those looking to protect their hard-earned wealth. You can purchase gold products from various mints around the globe, and in different forms. There are gold coins and bars available from private and sovereign facilities alike, and the Royal Mint is among the most popular producers of gold products. Below you can find a complete rundown of the British Gold Coins available from JM Bullion.

    British Gold Britannia Coins

    Without question, the gold bullion program that anchors the Royal Mint numismatic offerings is the British Gold Britannia coin. The official gold bullion coin of the United Kingdom was introduced in 1987 with a gold content of .917 fine gold. Since 2013, the coins have been struck as 24-karat pure gold coins with .9999 fine gold content. Like its silver counterpart, the British Gold Britannia coins are celebrating a milestone in 2017 having reached their 30th anniversary of release. Highlights of the modern Gold Britannia include:

    • Ships in an individual plastic capsule, mint tube of 10 coins, or box of 100.
    • Contains 1 Troy oz. of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
    • Face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by Britain's government.

    As the Gold Britannia is from the same program as the Silver Britannia, and was in fact the design basis for the latter, the gold coins in this collection have the same design concepts as the silver coins and have also only seen changes in the design of the obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II over time. Details include:

    • On the reverse of the 2017 British Gold Britannia Coin you'll find the image of Britannia, which has featured on the coins unchanged for the last 30 years. Britannia originally featured on sovereign coins in the early 18th century at the formation of the United Kingdom between England and Scotland.
    • The obverse of all British Gold Britannia Coins includes the new fifth-generation depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty's effigy was last updated in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, but in 2015 the Royal Mint unveiled a new image of the Queen from 33-year-old Jody Clark, the youngest engraver and artist ever to complete her portrait.

    Unique Britannia Coins

    Like other coin programs, there are occasionally opportunities for investors and collectors to nab the Gold Britannia or Silver Britannia with unique design finishes that increase the collectible value of the original product. Among these you’ll find the 2016 British Gold Britannia Monkey Privy Edge coin.

    On the reverse face of the coin is the image of Britannia, fabled guardian of the United Kingdom. She is featured wearing a Corinthian helmet, holding a trident in her right hand to control the seas, and a shield with the Union Jack emblazoned on it in her left hand. Along the milled edge of these Gold Britannias you’ll find a privy mark honoring the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The first privy mark on the milled edge of a Britannia occurred in 2013 on the silver variant, and came to the Gold Britannia in 2014 for the Year of the Horse, which makes this the third version for the gold coin.

    More recently, the Royal Mint launched a 30th anniversary British Gold Britannia coin to mark the original release of these special gold bullion products. 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 Britannia’s image you’ll 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 is initially available from the mint 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.

    For the 30th anniversary of the gold coins, the Royal Mint has increased the security of the coins with new protection features. You’ll notice a new high-security radial sunburst emanating from the background field that helps better deter counterfeiting efforts.

    The Gold Coins of the Shengxiao Series

    If you’re looking to buy gold, the Royal Mint has more than just its flagship bullion offering. Launched in 2014, the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint is an increasingly popular series celebrating the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each year, the coins in the program feature the new animal in the Zodiac represent a particular year on the lunar calendar.

    Coins released to date in the Shengxiao Series include the Year of the Horse, Year of the Goat, and Year of the Monkey gold coins. All Royal Mint gold coins consist of .9999 pure gold, with face values listed in Great British Pounds (£ GBP), and share common obverse imagery of Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile image.

    Coins released prior to the 2016 year of issue in this collection feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 image of the Queen, while post-2016 coins have the new Jody Clark design released in 2015. All reverse designs in the Shengxiao Series from the Royal Mint were designed by British-Chinese artist Wuon-Gean Ho, and each one is completely unique from other lunar coin series produced at other mints around the globe. Currently, the following designs are available from the Royal Mint’s gold Shengxiao Series:

    • 2016 British Gold Year of the Monkey Coin: On the reverse of each coin is the Year of the Monkey design from the Royal Mint. In it, a pair of monkey is visible dangling and swinging amongst the trees. In the background, one monkey is visible dangling while a monkey in the foreground prepares to leap from one branch to the next. Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by the United Kingdom. Ships to you in an individual plastic flip, Mint tube of 25, or Monster Box of 500.
    • 2017 British Gold Year of the Rooster Coin: The reverse of the 2017 Gold British Rooster includes the all-new Year of the Rooster design from Ho and the Royal Mint. This year’s design features a rooster in the center of the field, along with engravings that identify the year of issue, name of the issue, and the Chinese symbol for rooster. Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule, mint tubes of 10, or sealed Monster Boxes of 100. Issued a face value of £100 (GBP) by the British government.

    The Gold Coins of the Queen’s Beast Collection

    This exciting series of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint marks the newest release of numismatic or bullion coins from the mint. The British Queens Beast Coin program is a planned 10-design series that features new designs for each of the animals featured in the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. In total, the British Queens Beast coin series features a 1 oz gold coin, a 1/4 oz gold coin, as well as the Royal Mint's first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coin.

    First in the collection is the 2016 Queen’s Beast Lion coin, available in all three versions mentioned above. In the British monarchy’s heraldic shield, the lion plays a significant role. The position of the lion determines the mood and attitude of the monarch at the time, or in special situations. For example, when the lion is featured in a passant position it is considered to be walking and is shown with just its right fore paw raised off the ground.

    Similar to the Britannia program, the Queen’s Beast Lion coins feature the same obverse and reverse designs on the coins regardless of silver or gold content. Design specifics are as follows:

    • The reverse face of the 2016 British Queen’s Beast Coins depicts the heraldic shield of Britain with a lion in rampant position behind it. When the lion is rampant, it is depicted standing on its hind legs with both fore paws raised, and is indicative of the monarchy’s readiness to strike its enemies. You’ll find engravings of “Lion of England” on this side, as well as the weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue for the coin.
    • On the obverse is the all-new right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The fifth version of Her Majesty’s effigy on British coins, this portrait was created in 2015 by Jody Clark. At just 33 years old, Clark is the youngest artist to create a depiction of Her Majesty, and he also created the “Lion of England” design on the reverse.

    This planned 10-coin program continues in 2017 with the release of the 2017 British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins. For the second release the Royal Mint introduces the mythical Griffin. With the head, wings, and front paws of an eagle, and the body of a lion, this was said to be the most powerful animal in the world. That power comes from the lion’s status as king of the beasts, and the eagle’s status as king of the birds.

    Again, the coins are available in 1 oz and ¼ oz pure gold, as well as the 2 oz silver version. Design specifics for this release include the following information:

    • On the reverse of the 2017 British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is the image of the Griffin, standing behind the shield of Edward III and clutching it with its two front claws. A Griffin is a mythical beast rumored to be the most powerful, possessing the body of a lion (king of beasts) and the head and wings of an eagle (king of the birds).
    • The obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as referenced above. Her Majesty ascended to the British throne in 1952 following the death of her father, the king. Her coronation ceremony was held in 1953 and included 10 plaster statues of Queen’s Beasts.

    The latest gold coin release in this series is the Red Dragon coin. Known officially as the Red Dragon of Wales, the dragon itself was originally used by Owen Tudor, grandfather of Henry VII. He was a Welsh courtier and the second husband of Catherine of Valois, the widow of Henry V. Owen descended from a prominent family from Penmynydd in the Isle of Anglesey, and was the grandfather of Henry VII, who founded the Tudor dynasty.

    The Red Dragon of Wales includes the coat of arms used by the last native Prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd The dragon’s origin is based upon the story of the dragon on Llewelyn the Last’s castle grounds. Henry VII took on the symbol in a nod to his supposed descent from the Cadwaladr. Now, the Red Dragon design is available as the third overall release in the series, and the second release of the 2017 schedule.

    • On the reverse of the 2017 British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is the image of the Red Dragon of Wales. The dragon is often depicted holding a shield bearing a lion in each quarter of it, which accurately depicts the coat of arms used by Llywelyn.

    Upcoming Release of Gold Coin Designs in the Queen’s Beast Series

    The Royal Mint plans to emulate all of the designs from Woodford’s original collection of statues, with Jody Clark set to create all 10 reverse coin designs. The series is set to release two coins annually, with the exception of two of the years. The 2016 debut of the coins featured only the Lion of England release, and the final year of 2021 will have just one release as well. Here are the future design concepts from the 2nd coin of 2017 through until the end of the program:

    • The Falcon of the Plantagenets
    • The Black Bull of Clarence
    • The Yale of Beaufort
    • The White Lion of Mortimer
    • The White Greyhound of Richmond
    • The Unicorn of Scotland
    • The White Horse of Hanover

    Background on the Royal Mint

    Originally founded as the London Mint in 886, the British Royal Mint is one of the oldest operating facilities in the world. Throughout its history, the Royal Mint has produced some of the most widely used coins in the world, due in large part to the size and scope of the former British Empire. Coins from the Royal Mint were once used from North America to Europe, Australia, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

    Today, the Royal Mint remains one of the foremost facilities in the world. The most popular product from the mint is the sovereign Britannia coin. On the reverse face of each coin is the image of the mythical Britannia, a goddess from Roman times who was believed to have watched over the nation. She is featured on each Silver Britannia coin with a trident in one hand and a shield bearing the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom, her eyes constantly fixed on the English Channel separating the British Isles from mainland Europe.

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