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2001 Britannia Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin NGC Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo

2001 Britannia Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin NGC Graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo
(VAT Exempt)
NGC graded 2001 quarter ounce gold proof Britannia with special lion design. Britannias are The Royal Mint’s premier investment coins. Introduced in 1987, they get their name from Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles. She first appeared on our coinage in Roman times and was revived as a motif centuries later, gracing the money of King Charles II. In Victorian times she became a defender of our coasts, often shown holding Poseidon’s trident. That’s how she’s depicted in the classic ‘standing Britannia’ design by Philip Nathan that graces the majority of these modern coins. An alternate design - also by Nathan - features on 2001 editions. Here she’s accompanied by a lion, used as a heraldic symbol of England since the middle ages. The design is an ode to a rare and famous British coin, known as Una and the Lion, struck in 1839. The text here is verticle with ‘QUARTER OUNCE FINE GOLD’ to the left and ‘BRITANNIA 2001’ to the right. It’s a stylised, graphic design, very different from Nathan’s other Britannia. The obverse of this coin shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the face value: £25. These proof-finish 1/4oz Britannias are struck in 8.51 grams of 916.7 (22-carat) gold. Actual gold weight: 7.78 grams. Diameter: 22.00 millimetres. The gold content of these coins means we’re able to offer them without VAT and their status as UK legal tender provides a Capital Gains Tax exemption. This example has been graded a flawless PF 70 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company and comes sealed in its NGC holder.
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Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right and wearing Queen Mary's Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Legend reads:  'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF ·' with '25 POUNDS' below.


Britannia with helmet and shield, walking left with lion by her side. Artist: Philip Nathan. 'QUARTER OUNCE FINE GOLD' vertical to left, 'BRITANNIA 2001' to right. 


Royal Mint proof coin, struck in 8.51 grams of 22-carat gold. Actual gold weight: 7.78 grams / 0.2501 troy ounces. Diameter: 22.00 millimetres. Face value: £25 / Twenty Five Pounds.


500 issued individually, limited number offered in Britannia proof sets by The Royal Mint. This one has been graded PF 70 Ultra Cameo by the Numismatic Guaranty Company and comes sealed in its acrylic holder. Please note, the image provided on this page is a stock photo: the certificate number on the product you receive may not match the one pictured but the grade will be the same.


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