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2005 Gold Proof Britannia Four Coin Set

2005 Gold Proof Four Coin Britannia Set Boxed

Buy a 2005 Gold Proof Britannia Four Coin Set

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Special edition Britanna gold proof coin set in the original Royal Mint packaging, from a limited presentation. These pre-owned UK coins have a unique reverse design which is only seen in this year, with four coins available in this box set: one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce. Their collectability is enhanced even more by the fact that 2005-dated gold bullion Britannia were not issued, making this product one of the very few instances to acquire gold Britannias with this date. Like the traditional standing Britannia on other editions, the unique reverse was designed by esteemed Royal Mint engraver Philip Nathan. It shows the legendary goddess seated, facing left, in classical garb. She retains her Corinthian helmet, her trident and her Union Jack shield, propped at her side. The design is remarkably similar to John Roettier's copper Halfpenny issued in the 1670s during the reign of King Charles II. Nathan's design is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the 'tails' side, which was in use on UK coins from 1998 to 2015. Each coin is struck to a top-quality proof finish, obtained using highly polished dies during production to give an attractive frosted finish. The fine gold weight for all the coins combined is 1.85 troy ounces, with a total weight of 62.77 grams. Unlike more recent Britannia coins, these proof versions are struck in 22-carat gold, alloyed with silver, giving them a brilliant yellow gold appearance. Despite the issue limit of 1,500, only 1,439 of these sets were issued worldwide. Exempt from capital gains tax and VAT for UK residents.
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Coins In 2005 Gold Proof 4-Coin Britannia Set

  • 2005 Britannia 1oz Gold Proof
  • 2005 Britannia 1/2oz Gold Proof
  • 2005 Britannia 1/4oz Gold Proof
  • 2005 Britannia 1/10oz Gold Proof

Obverses

Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Fourth definitive portrait of Her Majesty to appear on UK coinage.

Reverses

Unique interpretation of Britannia, sitting down with her shield propped up with her right hand and trident placed in her left. Likely inspired by the Charles II copper Halfpenny. Designer: Philip Nathan.

Specification

Four 22-carat gold UK coins with a fine proof finish. Actual gold weight: 1.85 troy ounces (57.54 grams). Total weight: 62.77 grams.

Presentation

Original leather-box case with certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint. Limited edition presentation of only 1,500 sets. Protective capsules included.

Gold Proof Britannia Sets

The gold Britannia range was officially released by The Royal Mint in 1987, with the silver edition following in 1997 and the first platinum version appearing in 2007. Although primarily a vehicle for gold bullion investment, the gold Britannia has also been struck to proof standard for the collector's market. Every year, the Britannia is released in proof sets, with the composition and style of the coins varying from year to year. Initially, they were struck using 22 carat (0.9167 fine) gold, but switched over to 0.9999 fine (24 carat) in 2013. From 1987 to 1989, the coins were alloyed with copper, giving them an attractive rose gold hue, and between 1990 and 2012 they were alloyed with silver, giving a brilliant yellow gold appearance. Some of these older sets have low mintages and can be purchased at competitive prices compared to more recent issues. Nowadays, the trend from the Mint is to keep the design on the bullion coins constant, with the proof editions featuring a unique reverse every year, enhancing the appeal the proof coins have to collectors.

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