The 2018 Gold British Britannia leads the coin series into its fourth decade of availability. After a successful 30th anniversary release in 2017, the Royal Mint’s official gold bullion coin series heads into a fourth decade with the same trusted, beautiful design of Britannia on the reverse of all coins in the collection. Right now, 2018 1 oz Gold British Britannia Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip, mint tube of 10 coins, or Monster Box of 100 coins.
- 32nd issue of Gold Britannia coins since 1987!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features Britannia.
Each 2018 1 oz Gold British Britannia Coin in this listing is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws as a result of the coining process. These flaws range from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
Gold Britannia Coins debuted in 1987 with four weights available. In addition to this 1 oz gold coin, the series featured 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 oz options. Today, the Gold Britannia is also available in a 1/20 oz gold coin and a larger 5 oz gold coin. The Britannia is Britain’s longest running gold bullion series.
On the reverse of all 2018 1 oz Gold British Britannia Coins is the image of Britannia. Once considered a goddess watching over the British Isles, the modern conception of Britannia captures her figure with a Corinthian helmet, trident in her left hand, and a shield in her right hand that features the Union Jack emblazoned upon it.
The obverse of the 2018 Gold Britannia coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on all British coinage, and this fifth-generation design was created in 2015 by Jody Clark. A Royal Mint Engraver, Clark became the youngest artist to develop an effigy of the Queen at just 33 years of age in 2015.
The Royal Mint is the official sovereign mint of Britain. Founded as the London Mint in the 8th century, it became the sole, sovereign mint of England by the 13th century and was housed in the Tower of London through the early 20th century. Today its modern facility is located in Wales.
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