2008 Gold Britannia Proof 4-Coin Set


The 2008 Gold Britannia Proof 4-Coin Set consists of:

  • 2008 Gold Britannia 1 oz (£100 coin)
  • 2008 Gold Britannia 1/2 oz (£50 coin)
  • 2008 Gold Britannia 1/4 oz (£25 coin)
  • 2008 Gold Britannia 1/10 oz (£10 coin)
The 2008 Britannia series depicts a new portrayal of Britannia. Designed by John Bergdahl, the new design shows a standing figure of Britannia holding a trident with a shield at her side, the folds of her dress transforming into a wave.


Queen Elizabeth II's fourth portrait can be seen on the obverses of the coins, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.


The four coins are all made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold fineness of 0.916), and are housed in their original Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsules. The coins are presented in their Royal Mint wooden presentation case, complete with outer black card box, and accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Only 1,250 sets were issued by the Royal Mint in 2008.

The eponymous Britannia, together with a combination of trident, Union Jack shield and lion are all symbols of Great Britain, devised many centuries ago to signify that Britain ruled the waves (as it did indeed in those days with the most powerful navy in the world). Britannia is the female personification of Great Britain and has been part of British coinage for a long time.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: 1,250 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2008 ?
Elizabeth II was in her 56th year as Queen. George W Bush is U.S. President. Olympics are in Beijing, China.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold 4-Coin Sets
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Gold 4-Coin Sets page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
2015 Gold Proof Britannia 3 Coin Set--- Royal Mint Boxed--- C.O.A
2015 Gold Proof Britannia 3 Coin Set--- Royal Mint Boxed--- C.O.A
£ 875.00
1987 Gold Britannia Proof Set Collection. 4 Proof coins
1987 Gold Britannia Proof Set Collection. 4 Proof coins
£ 3,190.00
2015 britannia fourtieth ounce gold proof coin
2015 britannia fourtieth ounce gold proof coin
£ 80.00
2022 BRITANNIA £100 ( 1 Ounce ) Gold PROOF PF70 ULTRA CAMEO First Release
2022 BRITANNIA £100 ( 1 Ounce ) Gold PROOF PF70 ULTRA CAMEO First Release
£ 2,500.00
2006 Royal Mint 1/10 oz Gold Proof Britannia £10 Coin Box & COA Low Mintage
2006 Royal Mint 1/10 oz Gold Proof Britannia £10 Coin Box & COA Low Mintage
£ 190.00
2020 Gold Proof Quarter Ounce Britannia Pf 70 graded by NGC 1/4 Oz
2020 Gold Proof Quarter Ounce Britannia Pf 70 graded by NGC 1/4 Oz
£ 650.00
2015 Royal Mint £50 1/2 Oz. Britannia Gold Proof Coin PF70 Ultra Cameo - Rare
2015 Royal Mint £50 1/2 Oz. Britannia Gold Proof Coin PF70 Ultra Cameo - Rare
£ 1,200.00
Britannia 2016 Fortieth Ounce Gold Proof Coin 50 pence
Britannia 2016 Fortieth Ounce Gold Proof Coin 50 pence
£ 179.00

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