2018 Britannia Oriental Border One Ounce Gold Bullion Coin
Gold bullion one ounce 2018 Britannia with a special, limited edition border.
Britannia Bullion Coins
The personification of the United Kingdom, Britannia, first appeared on Roman coins, struck during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian. Her image was revived for the coinage of Charles II. Since then, she's been a feature on the coins of every British monarch, a powerful symbol of national identity.
Depicted as a warlike goddess, Britannia has starred on her own range of bullion coins since 1987. Initially these coins were just available in gold, with silver and platinum editions issued later, the specifications varying a little over the years. Coins are available individually, in sets and in both proof and bullion finishes.
Britannias offer a variety of benefits for investors but new annual designs by respected artists offer an element of collectibility.
Oriental Border Britannia
The reverse of this 2018 bullion Britannia shows Philip Nathan's classic standing Britannia, the date below and the composition to the left of her trident: 'ONE OUNCE 999.9 FINE GOLD', 'BRITANNIA' vertically to the other side.
What makes this issue distinctive is the repeating guilloché or meander border to the edge of the reverse. Intended to evoke classic oriental design, the motif was inspired by Chinese-themed rooms at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton and Buckingham Palace. It was authorised to celebrate The Royal Mint’s move into the Asian market.
The obverse shows Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen with the inscription: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·'.
Invest in Gold Britannias
Like all Gold Britannias minted from 2013 onwards this coin is minted from 24 carat or 99.9% gold. It has a gold content of 31.104 grams and a diameter of 32.69 millimetres (as established in 2014).
The face value of this coin is £100. As UK legal tender, gold Britannias are exempt from Capital Gains Tax in the UK. Their gold content makes these pieces worth significantly more than their face value and also means that they are VAT exempt.
Just 5,000 of these oriental border Britannias were issued in 2018 making them particularly collectible.
This limited edition one oz Britannia has a bullion finish and is supplied loose, in a sleeve without a capsule or case.
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