2023 Britain Britannias
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Buying Britain Gold Britannias
1 oz gold Britannias from the British Royal Mint are a popular gold bullion coin from one of the world's most trusted sovereign mints. Each Britannia contains a full troy ounce of .9999 fine gold, guaranteed by the British government, making these coins among the purest you can buy.
Gold Britannias typically have the lowest premium over gold content of any soverign-minted 1 oz gold bullion coin. They are a highly cost-efficient way to buy physical gold.
Historic Britannia Design
The obverse depicts a realistic, right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth II from a 2015 design by Jody Clark. It is the fifth generation of QEII images on British coinage. The design includes the George IV State Diadem Crown along with the abbreviated Latin slogan "Dei Gratia Regina," meaning "Queen by the Grace of God."
The reverse design features Philip Nathan's classic image of Britannia, the mythic personification of Britain as warrior goddess. She stands proudly at the ready, brandishing a trident of war in her right hand and an olive branch of peace in her left.
The figure of Britannia was first depicted on coinage by Roman Emperor Hadrian after Rome expanded into the British Isles more than 2,000 years ago. She has graced coins under every British monarch since Charles II in 1672.
Enhanced Security Features
Starting with the 2021 issue, the Royal Mint added new elements to the reverse field to enhance security and prevent counterfeiting. These include micro text around the main element; tincture lines on the Union Jack shield; a subtle animation feature in background field; and an image in a circle on the lower left that changes from padlock to trident when the viewing angle shifts.
Pure Gold Coins, .9999 fine
1 oz gold Britannias are beautifully struck in .9999 fine gold. Carrying a denomination of 100 pounds, they are legal tender in Great Britain.
Benefits of 1 oz Gold Britannias
Highest quality gold-- Each gold Britannia contains a full troy ounce of .9999 fine pure gold, making them one of the purest gold bullion products available anywhere.
Instant liquidity-- These 1-oz. gold Britannias rounds are saleable at market value anywhere gold bullion is traded.
Easy to store and transport-- Gold Britannias are compact, convenient, and easy to store or transport. We pack them securely in 3-inch tall break-proof plastic tubes, perfect for home safes and bank safety deposit boxes.
Better than bars and ingots-- We recommend gold Britannias over gold bars and ingots because they are easier to sell, store and transport, and incur no assaying costs.