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1 Ounce Gold Britannia 22 Carat : Pre 2013 (Best Value)

1 Ounce Gold Britannia 22 Carat : Pre 2013 (Best Value)
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Our best value gold Britannias: mixed year in 22 carat gold. First struck in 1987, these Royal Mint bullion coins have been trusted for decades as a means of investing in precious metals without Capital Gains Tax or VAT. Now available in gold, silver and platinum, they have always worn an image of Britannia - the female personification of the British Isles - on their reverse. She’s most commonly seen standing, holding a shield and trident in a classic design by Philip Nathan, the composition of the coin around her: ‘ONE · OUNCE · FINE · GOLD · BRITANNIA’ followed by the date. This is paired with a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the obverse, alongside the face value: £100 / One Hundred Pounds. Gold Britannias minted until 2012 were composed of 22 carat gold. This was increased in 2013 to 24 carat (0.9999 fine) gold. Pre-2013 Britannias contain the same amount of pure gold as their later counterparts but weigh a little more overall. The diameter is the same: 32.69 millimetres, as is the total amount of gold: 31.103 grams or 1 troy ounce. We’ll select your 1oz gold 22 carat Britannia from our authenticated bullion stock, dated 1987 to 2012. They are supplied in a plastic slip or capsule and packed carefully and discretely for shipping by our dedicated team.
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'Full' 1oz gold bullion Britannia in 22 carat gold from our mixed-year, best value range.

The Britannia Range

Introduced in 1987, Britannias have been a staple of the global bullion market for decades now. Their reverse design has changed over the years but always features Britannia, the female personification of the United Kingdom. She first appeared on British coins back in Roman times and now rules over her own extensive coinage range.

Britannias are today available in gold, silver and platinum as well as a variety of sizes though the specifications have changed slightly over the years. Gold Britannias minted between 1987 and 2012 were composed of 22 carat gold but this was increased to 24 carat from 2013. Both old and new contain the same amount of fine gold but the older have a slightly higher total weight.

1oz Gold Bullion Coin

1oz gold Britannias have been offered by the Royal Mint since the range launched. For most of the years since they have featured a classic design by Philip Nathan, referred to as the 'standing Britannia'.

Nathan's design shows a helmeted female figure, holding a trident and shield, her dress whipped by a strong wind. The composition appears around the figure: ‘ONE · OUNCE · FINE · GOLD · BRITANNIA' followed by the date. The designs do vary in some years but this is the most common.

Invariably, the image of Britannia is paired with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The obverse flags the face value of these bullion coins, reading: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · FID · DEF' with '· 100 POUNDS ·' below.

VAT and CGT Free

These tenth ounce coins are composed of 22 carat (.916) fine gold and have a pure gold content of 31.103 grams or 1.00 troy ounces. They measure 32.69 millimetres in diameter.

You'll receive our choice of year, depending on our available stock. Each coin is carefully authenticated by our expert team to ensure it contains the correct amount of gold. They are supplied in a plastic slip or capsule without any additional official Royal Mint packaging.

As UK legal tender these coins are exempt from Capital Gains Tax and, as investment gold, they're also free from VAT. They're a great addition to your stack if you're looking for British coins with a classic design.

If you're looking into one ounce gold coins you might also consider our mixed-year 24 carat gold Britannias and international coins like the South African gold Krugerrand. Alternatively: have a look at our best value range for more low margin gold.

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