1999 Britannia Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin
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A 1999 gold proof quarter ounce coin, featuring Philip Nathan's standing Britannia.
The Modern Britannia
Modern Britannia are British Bullion coins, first offered by The Royal Mint in 1987. Today, Britannias come in a range of weights - from 5 ounces to a tiny 1/20 ounce coin - as well as a variety of metals. A small number of proof examples and proof sets are also released each year.
The reverse design changes most years: following the Britannia theme but incorporating new symbolic details. The 1999 gold proof Britannias, including the quarter ounce coin, feature the most common reverse: Philip Nathan’s classic standing Britannia, clutching shield and trident. This is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Elizabeth II.
Quarter Ounce Technical Details
The 1999 Britannia Quarter Ounce Gold Proof is composed on 8.513 grams of 22 carat gold. That's 91.67% purity and a gold weight of 7.776 grams. The non-gold content of Britannia like this - minted after 1990 but before 2013 - is silver. The diameter of this piece is 22.00 millimetres.
Struck to unbeatable proof standard using specially prepared dies, this quarter ounce coin has a face value of £25. As it's legal tender, you will not be liable for Capital Gains Tax on this Britannia. Because its gold you'll also be exempt from VAT.
Limited Edition Presentation
Only 1,750 of these quarter ounce gold proof coins were authorised and 750 of them were earmarked for a four-coin proof set, released the same year. That means there's a maximum of 1,000 individually boxed 1999 quarter Britannias in existence.
This example comes complete with its numbered certificate of authenticity which also doubles as an information booklet. The gold coin is encapsulated and sits secure in its original box from The Royal Mint.
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