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2017 Gold Proof Six Coin Britannia Set

BR17GSET 2017 Gold Proof Six Coin Britannia Set Boxed
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The Royal Mint's 2017 gold proof Britannias mark the 30th anniversary of the first issue of The Royal Mint's flagship bullion coin. Although mostly sold in bullion form to precious metal investors, the Britannia is available in proof editions for coin collectors, with this product being the six-coin gold proof collection. The reverse design for the proof coin differs from the bullion edition, enhancing the coin's collectability. Designed by British art student Louis Tamlyn, it shows an outline of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with a Union Jack in the background. The helmeted Britannia is seen combined with Great Britain to form her figure, and she is holding her trident and shield. On the obverse, the fifth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is seen, which was designed by the renowned Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark. Six gold proof coins make up this set: a 1oz, a 1/2oz, a 1/4oz, a 1/10oz, a 1/20oz and a 1/40oz, giving a combined fine gold weight of 1.925 troy ounces. In contrast to earlier editions of the Britannia, these coins are struck using 0.9999 fine gold. During the production process, the Britannias are struck several times using highly polished dies, giving the coins a sharp, mirrored finish. Included with the varnished wooden presentation box are protective coin capsules and a numbered certificate of authenticity. This proof Britannia set has a limited edition presentation of just 250 sets. Exempt for capital gains tax and VAT for UK residents, with the added bonus of free UK delivery with The Britannia Coin Company.
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Coins in 2017 Gold 6-Coin Britannia Set

  • 2017 Britannia 1oz Gold Proof
  • 2017 Britannia 1/2oz Gold Proof
  • 2017 Britannia 1/4oz Gold Proof
  • 2017 Britannia 1/10oz Gold Proof
  • 2017 Britannia 1/20oz Gold Proof
  • 2017 Britannia 1/40oz Gold Proof

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark: the fifth UK coinage effigy of Her Majesty.

Reverse

Helmeted Britannia, who is combined with Great Britain to form her figure, holding trident and shield. Designed by Louis Tamlyn.

Specification

Six 24-carat gold UK coins with a fine proof finish. Actual gold weight: 1.925 troy ounces (59.87 grams). Total weight: 59.88 grams.

Presentation

Original wooden box with a certificate of authenticity from The Royal Mint. Only 250 sets were authorised to be issued.

Buying 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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