UK – Gold Britannia


UK - The Gold Britannia

Although the UK already had maybe the most recognisable gold coin in the World with the gold sovereign, back in the 1980's there was a growing trend towards one ounce gold bullion coins. So in 1987 the Royal Mint launched their own 0.9999 1oz bullion gold coin. What better choice of name as Britannia, the female representation of Britain for almost 2000 years.

The 1987 Gold Britannia was designed by Philip Nathan. It's been updated and had different designs in some years, but the reverse image is always that of Britannia. The Obverse has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Specifications:

  • Denomination £100
  • Alloy 999.9 fine gold
  • Weight 31.21g
  • Diameter 32.69 mm
  • Fineness 999.9 (99.99% gold)
Britannia Gold Coins have an advantage for UK residents. At the time of writing, Gold Britannia's are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals and are UK capital gains tax free (for UK residents only), due to being legal tender. Please check current regulations and if necessary get advice from an accountant or other financial/legal advisor before purchasing.

As usual, these coins have a family, such as 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10th oz.

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1987 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. After a June election, Prime Minister is still Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), defeating Neil Kinnock's Labour party. US President is Ronald Reagan. Margaret Thatcher visits Moscow.
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 Coins
This category is gold coins from around the World. Gold is a good investment and time and time again it has shown its durability even in difficult times. If you are buying gold coins as an investment, check which coins will give you the best tax advantages.
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 Coins page on eBay UK

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UK On eBay UK:
2022 Tenth Ounce Gold Britannia
2022 Tenth Ounce Gold Britannia
£ 185.97
2022 Britannia One Ounce Gold Coin
2022 Britannia One Ounce Gold Coin
£ 1,679.90
2021 GREAT BRITAIN 1/10 OZ GOLD COIN 9999 FINE GOLD BRITANNIA
2021 GREAT BRITAIN 1/10 OZ GOLD COIN 9999 FINE GOLD BRITANNIA
£ 189.99
2020 Britannia One Ounce Gold Coin
2020 Britannia One Ounce Gold Coin
£ 1,635.00
2017 RULE BRITANNIA 1st Verse Proof coin medallion - Gold Plated with padprint
2017 RULE BRITANNIA 1st Verse Proof coin medallion - Gold Plated with padprint
£ 15.99
Britannia 2019 1oz Gold Bullion Coin/bar.
Britannia 2019 1oz Gold Bullion Coin/bar.
£ 1,550.00
Coin Size Identify Check  testing gold and silver coins 1oz 1oz Silver Britannia
Coin Size Identify Check testing gold and silver coins 1oz 1oz Silver Britannia
£ 5.49
2021 Great Britain Gold Britannia £10 - 1/10 oz - BU FREE SHIPPING WITH TRACKING
2021 Great Britain Gold Britannia £10 - 1/10 oz - BU FREE SHIPPING WITH TRACKING
£ 195.94

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