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UK Britannia
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Prior to 2012, the composition of the Gold Britannia consisted of 91.67%, 22k Gold, which is also the same purity of the American Gold Eagle Bullion Coin.

In 2013, the Royal Mint enhanced the Composition and Purity of 1 oz. UK Britannia Gold Bullion Coins to 99.99% Pure, 24k Gold. 





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The History of "Britannia"

"Britannia" is the Ancient Latin Name for Great Britain  

Great Britain was known as "Britannia" as early as the 1st century to after the Roman Empire and has been seen in 9th and 12th-century titles. 

During the early Renaissance,  when the nation of "Britannia" became known as Great Britain, "Britannia" transformed into a female inspired symbol of Great Britain, representing strength and integrity. 

In 1672, "Britannia" first appeared on British coinage.

"Britannia" is a young woman with flowing, brown or golden hair, a Corinthian helmet and dressed in white robes.  

She's often depicted as holding a three-pronged trident, in one hand, while standing or seated, holding a shield with the British Flag on it, in the other hand.  She is often depicted with a lion.

Up until 2008, the lion symbol was depicted behind Britannia on the British fifty pence coin and on the back of the British ten pence coin.







Design of the
1 oz. Britannia Gold Bullion Coin




Obverse

Featured on the obverse side of the 1 oz. UK Britannia gold bullion coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Jody Coats, designed the effigy of the Queen, his initials, "JC" are inscribed directly below the Queen's neck.

Inscribed inside the rim of the coin, are the words and letters "ELIZABETH II, D,G, REG, F, D".

D, G, REG, stand for "Dei gratia regina," is a Latin title meaning "By the Grace of God, Queen."

F, D, translates to "fidei defensor," it also is a Latin title that translates into "Defender of the Faith" in English.

The phrases have been used regularly on British coinage since the 16th century.

The Face Value of the Britannia Gold bullion coin is "100 POUNDS."

Issued as legal tender, the Gold Britannia bullion coin is guaranteed by the Government of the United Kingdom.

Coin photo provided courtesy of The Royal Mint








Reverse

one oz gold britannia rev

The design on the Britannia Gold 1oz. bullion coin was taken from Philip Nathan's original design of Britannia.

Britannia's Portrait and Image is a Symbol of National Pride for the United Kingdom.

The designer's last name of "NATHAN" is inscribed directly below Britannia's portrait.

Inscribed inside the coin's notched border is its weight of "1 oz" and purity "999.9 FINE GOLD."

The Name of the bullion coin "BRITANNIA" and the gold coin's Year of Issue are also inscribed inside the border of the coin.

The Edge on the gold bullion coins are Reeded.

Coin photo provided courtesy of The Royal Mint






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1 oz. Britannia Gold
Coin Information




Introduction:...............1987

IRA Approved:.............No (1987 - 2012)

IRA Approved:.............Yes (2013 to Present)

Grade:.......................Uncirculated

Face Value:................£100 GBP (100 pounds)

Gold Content:.............1 Troy oz. (
ozt.)

Gross Weight:.............31.104 grams

Purity:.......................91.67% / .9167 (1987 - 2012)

Purity:.......................99.99% / .9999 (2013 to Present)

karat:........................22 karat (1987 - 2012)

karat:........................24 karat (2013 to Present)

Diameter:..................38.69mm

Designers Obverse:....Ian Rank Broadley FRBS (1998-2014)

Designers Obverse:....Jody Clark (2015 to Present)

Designers Reverse:.....Philip Nathan (1998 to Present)

Mint Mark:..................No

Edge:........................Reeded

Mintage: .................The Royal Mint has been producing the Gold Britannia Bullion coin for 26 years (a few years may not have been produced if their was no market demand).  In addition, there has never been a mintage limit set for the bullion coin.  Silver and Gold Britannia Bullion Coins are produced with Unlimited Mintages.






1/2 oz. Britannia Gold
Bullion Coin
Information




Britannia Gold

Introduction:...............1987

IRA Approved:.............No (1987 - 2012)

IRA Approved:.............Yes (2013 to Present)

Grade:.......................Uncirculated

Face Value:................£50 GBP (50 pounds)

Gold Content:.............1/2 Troy oz. (ozt.)

Min Gross Weight:.......15.6 grams

Purity:.......................91.67% / .9167 (1987 - 2012)

Purity:.......................99.99% / .9999 (2013 to Present)

karat:........................22 karat (1987 - 2012)

karat:........................24 karat (2013 to Present)

Diameter:..................27mm

Thickness..................2.08mm

Designers Obverse:....Ian Rank Broadley FRBS (1998-2014)

Designers Obverse:....Jody Clark (2015 to Present)

Designers Reverse:.....Philip Nathan (1998 to Present)

Mint Mark:..................No

Edge:........................Reeded

Mintage: .................The Royal Mint has been producing the Gold Britannia Bullion coin for 26 years (a few years may not have been produced if their was no market demand).  In addition, there has never been a mintage limit set for the bullion coin.  Silver and Gold Britannia Bullion Coins are produced with Unlimited Mintages.






1/4 oz. Britannia Gold
Bullion Coin
Information




Britannia Gold

Introduction:...............1987

IRA Approved:.............No (1987 - 2012)

IRA Approved:.............Yes (2013 to Present)

Grade:.......................Uncirculated

Face Value:................£50 GBP (50 pounds)

Gold Content:.............1/4 Troy oz. (ozt.)

Min Gross Weight:.......7.86 grams

Purity:.......................91.67% / .9167 (1987 - 2012)

Purity:.......................99.99% / .9999 (2013 to Present)

karat:........................22 karat (1987 - 2012)

karat:........................24 karat (2013 to Present)

Diameter:..................22mm

Thickness..................1.63mm

Designers Obverse:....Ian Rank Broadley FRBS (1998-2014)

Designers Obverse:....Jody Clark (2015 to Present)

Designers Reverse:.....Philip Nathan (1998 to Present)

Mint Mark:..................No

Edge:........................Reeded

Mintage: .................The Royal Mint has been producing the Gold Britannia Bullion coin for 26 years (a few years may not have been produced if their was no market demand).  In addition, there has never been a mintage limit set for the bullion coin.  Silver and Gold Britannia Bullion Coins are produced with Unlimited Mintages.






1/10 oz. Britannia Gold
Bullion Coin
Information




Britannia Gold

Introduction:...............1987

IRA Approved:.............No (1987 - 2012)

IRA Approved:.............Yes (2013 to Present)

Grade:.......................Uncirculated

Face Value:................£10 GBP (10 pounds)

Gold Content:.............1/10th Troy oz. (ozt.)

Min Gross Weight:.......3.13 grams

Purity:.......................91.67% / .9167 (1987 - 2012)

Purity:.......................99.99% / .9999 (2013 to Present)

karat:........................22 karat (1987 - 2012)

karat:........................24 karat (2013 to Present)

Diameter:..................16.50mm

Thickness..................1.2mm

Designers Obverse:....Ian Rank Broadley FRBS (1998-2014)

Designers Obverse:....Jody Clark (2015 to Present)

Designers Reverse:.....Philip Nathan (1998 to Present)

Mint Mark:..................No

Edge:........................Reeded

Mintage: .................The Royal Mint has been producing the Gold Britannia Bullion coin for 26 years (a few years may not have been produced if their was no market demand).  In addition, there has never been a mintage limit set for the bullion coin.  Silver and Gold Britannia Bullion Coins are produced with Unlimited Mintages.









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