Britain’s Britannia coin is one of the more popular bullion programs on the European continent. Available in both silver and gold, the consistent design of the coins make them a favorite with investors and collectors alike. The Royal Mint has joined other sovereign and private mints in producing lunar-themed coins, even adding a unique privy mark to its beloved Britannia. Today, the 2016 1 oz Gold British Britannia coin with Monkey Privy Edge is on Silver.com in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Limited mintage of only 4,500 coins!
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, lots of 10 ship in mint tubes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by the United Kingdom.
- Bears the image of Britannia on the reverse.
- All-new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each 2016 1 oz. Gold British Britannia Monkey Privy Edge coin in this product listing on Silver.com features a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, contact marks, or other minor flaws.
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.
The obverse face of the Britannia features an all-new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy has been updated from time to time to accurately reflect her age on the throne, and this new right-profile portrait is the fifth-generation depiction. This depiction replaces Ian Rank-Broadley’s 1998 image, and was designed by 33-year-old Jody Clark.
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.
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