2020 Platinum Britannia 1oz – Bullion


The 2020 Platinum Britannia 1oz - Bullion

2020 Britannia coin struck in 999.5 Fine Platinum with a bullion finish and contains one troy ounce of platinum.

The Reverse shows the standing figure of Britannia by Philip Nathan.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Image Credit: The Royal Mint.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2020 ?
The Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minster is Boris Johnson. US President is Donald Trump. The UK finally leave the EU on 31 January at 11pm. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic devastates the World and the UK is in lock-down. It's a terrible year for most people with illnesses, deaths, job losses, school closures and a general loss of normality of life. But many Shares still perform well and gold, silver and bitcoin see massive gains.
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: Platinum
Platinum is a very rare metal, much rarer than gold. It looks very similar to silver in appearance. It is dense, ductile, malleable and one of the least reactive metals which means it hardly ever corrodes.

Platinum's high price is because demand is often higher than supply. It is only found in only 0.005 ppm of the Earth's crust but almost 50% of the metal is required for use in catalytic converters in motor vehicles. About 35% is used in jewellery, and the rest is used by the petroleum refining industry (9%), electrical (3%, it's in disk drives), medicine, and investment.

About 200 tonnes of Platinum are mined each year and South Africa is by far the biggest supplier. Compare this to gold production which is about 3,500 tonnes per year and silver which is 1.6 million tonnes per year. There's actually more platinum on the Moon than on Earth.

The name Platinum comes from the Spanish word platino which mean 'little silver'. It is an element with chemical symbol Pt and atomic number of 78. Melting point is 1,768C.

Platinum coins and silver coins are very similar in appearance, so take care as the price difference can be huge and mistakes very expensive.
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.
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