1oz 22 Carat 91.67% .9167 Gold Britannias 1987-2012 (Best Value)
'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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