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1oz British Britannia Gold Coin

Tavex is proud to present the flagship gold coin of The Royal Mint - the 1-ounce British Britannia ... read more
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Introduction

Tavex is proud to present the flagship gold coin of The Royal Mint - the 1-ounce British Britannia Gold Bullion. Nearly 2,000 years ago, a figure was shaped to symbolise a great nation and its people. The Romans imagined a noble, graceful warrior and placed her on coins with the name of Britannia. Britannia being the new province the Romans had claimed. Britannia has been reimagined numerous times as she has appeared on the coins of every British monarch from Charles II through to Her Majesty The Queen. The artists of each age have depicted her in unique ways that reflect the ideas and aesthetics of designing. Through every distinct incarnation, Britannia has taken on more layers of meaning. She has come to embody the spirit of the British nation.

Britannia gold bullions were added to The Royal Mint’s Bullion portfolio in the year of 1987. At the same time, the global Bullion market was growing rapidly. Philip Nathan, a medalist and sculpturist, created a distinctive and communally supported interpretation of Britannia. She represents an icon with a strong maritime influence. Standing windswept in a classical gown, waves at her feet; trident, shield and olive branch in hand – symbols that are instantly recognisable in an international market. The modern face of the British national Bullion coin and a symbol of strength and tradition.

Our gold coins UK range features all of the major bullion releases from The Royal Mint. As the official government-authorised mint for the UK, only their coins offer CGT exemption that many investors will be looking for. The CGT exemption includes the mainstream coins mentioned above and collectable series like the Queen's Beasts, ensuring a wide range of UK gold coins for customers to choose from.

Why Buy

  • Britannia gold bullion coins are renowned for their beauty. Their weight and quality are verified at the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx. 
  • Gold is known for being a solid investment and never losing significant worth.
  • British Britannia Gold Coin is a genuine work of art made of gold. It features Philip Nathan's creative interpretation of a timeless British icon - the Britannia.
  • Britannia Gold Bullion is a part of Britain, her legacy and her future. A flagship coin of The Royal Mint, Britannia has been struck on the nation's coinage since 1672. It undoubtedly will be forged far into the future.
  • British Britannia Gold Coin leads the way to redefine security in the bullion market. Four advanced security features take con's visual security to the next level.

Our gold coins UK range features all of the major bullion releases from The Royal Mint. As the official government-authorised mint for the UK, only their coins offer CGT exemption that many investors will be looking for. The CGT exemption includes the mainstream coins mentioned above and collectable series like the Queen's Beasts, ensuring a wide range of UK gold coins for customers to choose from.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    £1 523,97
  • Buyback price
    £1 474,59
  • Your risk now
    £49,38

Fact: gold price in GBP has risen 42.74% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was GBP/oz672,86 and the highest GBP/oz1 580,40. Current world market price is GBP/oz1 480,48

History

First struck in 1987, the Britannia gold coin became an instant classic. Today it marks one of the flagship coins of The Royal Mint and one of the most popular Bullion products. Philip Nathan’s craftsmanship and design reimagined an instantly recognisable icon. His interpretation of Britannia is commanding and powerful, yet feminine, peaceful and elegant. The design still endures over 30 years later.
2017 commemorates the 30th year since Britannia’s bullion design was launched to market. Sculptor and medalist Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia bullion in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon.

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most respected government institutions of Great Britain. Its long operating history, by some estimates over 1100 years, and coupled with its production of many of the world’s most famous coins, like the gold sovereign, has contributed to making it one of the best known and renowned mints in the world. Since 1279 when the mint established its operation in the Tower of London, it has been responsible for the production of coins of the United Kingdom. Its reputation for excellence and trust was further reinforced when Sir Isaac Newton became Master of the Royal Mint. During his tenure at the Royal Mint, he was responsible for moving the British pound to the gold standard.

Today the Royal Mint is not only responsible for minting coins used for circulation in the UK, but is likewise producing official coinage for more than 60 countries in the world. However, the most important and renowned coin ever to come out of its minting presses has without doubt been the sovereign gold coin which even today is being produced at its minting facility in the town of Llantrisant, Wales, UK. The accuracy and quality of the modern gold sovereign coin is the same as it was two hundred years ago, containing 22 karats of fine gold and weighing exactly 7.98805 grams. The popularity of the gold sovereign has likewise not changed, as confirmed in 2014 when the Royal Mint ran out of 2014 sovereign gold coins due to exceptional demand. The gold sovereign is without doubt one of the foremost gold coins ever to be produced and the fact that almost 100,000,000 sovereigns gold coins have been minted since 1957 is a testament to their excellence and trustworthiness. The reputation of the gold sovereign coin as “the chief coin of the world” will live on for centuries, as savvy investors will always prefer to keep a portion of their wealth in gold coins which are secure, liquid and trustworthy.

Product weight in grams
31.1037
Gold weight in grams
31.1035
Fineness
999.9
Gold weight in troy ounces
1
Diameter
32.69
Thickness
-
Face value description
100 pounds (£)
Manufacturer
The Royal Mint, United Kingdom

Obverse

On the obverse of all British Britannia Gold Bullions feature the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait shows Queen Elizabeth II in different representations because her appearance will be adjusted every few years during years. The back of the Britannia 1oz shows the following labels: The name of the regent "Elizabeth II DG" (Dei Gratia - meaning Grace of God), "Reg, Fid, Def" (Queen Defender of the Faith) and the face value "100 Pounds".

Reverse

The reverse features the internationally recognised original portrait of Britannia by Philip Nathan. Once used as a term to describe the British Isles and then used as a female personification of British people, Britannia is an imposing figure. She wears a Corinthian helmet in defence of the island. Her trident wields control over the seas of the English Channel, and her shield featuring the Union Jack is ready to hold back any invader.

Packaging

The Britannia Gold Bullion is packaged in a transparent Coin Capsule. However, Tavex can also offer decorative cases for every coin available.

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