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2022 Britannia Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

2022 5oz Gold Proof Britannia

Buy a 2022 Britannia Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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Gold proof 5oz Britannia with new lion shield reverse design. Britannia - the female personification of Britain - has been a feature on our money since Roman times, her image revived for the coinage of Charles II in 1672. 350 years on, The Royal Mint is celebrating this perennial presence on British coinage by adding two new, one-year-only designs to their range of Britannia investment coins. This edition features a reverse by one of the Mint’s product designers, Dan Thorne. It shows the figure of Britannia, staring into the distance, wearing a helmet and holding a trident and a shield emblazoned with a roaring lion. The graphic background features a Union Jack, sunrays and crashing waves. The legend includes the the date and the composition: ‘5oz 999.9 · BRITANNIA · FINE GOLD · 2022’. This is paired with Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the reverse. Finished to finest proof standard, these coins are made from 99.9% gold and weigh 156.30 grams with a diameter of 50.00 millimetres. The face value of this collectors piece is £500. It comes from a limited edition presentation of just 100 coins and is offered in its original presentation packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Limited edition gold proof 5oz 2022 Britannia.

350 Years of Britannia

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 proof and bullion finishes.

While Britannias are intended for investors, new annual designs by respected artists offer an element of collectibility. As 2022 marks 350 years since Britannia first featured on British coins, The Royal Mint are offering two special designs this year

2022 Britannia Designs

Most 2022 Britannias feature a one-year-only design by Dan Thorne to the reverse showing a helmeted female figure holding a trident and shield with waves and sunrays in the background within a beaded circle. The legend in the outer ring identifies the date, weight, fineness and metal.

A smaller number of 2022 Britannias feature an exclusive reverse. Inspired by The Three Ages of Woman by Gustav Klimt, Italian sculptor Sandra Deiana's design shows women in different stages of life, facing right, a helmeted Britannia in the centre between a young girl and an older woman.

Both of these engravings are paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen with the face value in the legend.

Invest in Proof Britannias

We're offering a range of proof finish 2022 Britannias in silver and gold, plus sets:

Britannias are legal tender in the UK so they're free from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in the UK. Gold Britannias have the additional benefit of being exempt from VAT as investment gold.


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