Britannia coins are the most famous gold coins in the United Kingdom. Not only are they legal tender in their country of origin, but also a popular coin internationally due to their low premium above spot. Manufactured by The Royal Mint, they are popular with larger investors thanks to their status as Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exempt. Also, let’s not forget that they are in high demand because of their beautiful design…. and the 2022 release doesn’t disappoint!
The Britannia gold coin was first introduced in 1987 as the Royal Mint saw demand rise for an official UK bullion coin. Its design evolved over the years, reflecting on the changes of the nation, its resilience and its values. The Royal Mint is regarded as a master mint with over 1000 years of experience and this Britannia series shows the evidence of a high level of expertise.
The Britannia, on the reverse of the coin, has been designed by Philip Nathan and is portrayed as equally strong and beautiful. The female warrior, the national personification of Britain, is holding a trident in her right arm and a shield bearing the Union Jack with her left hand. One of the oldest symbols of Britain, she stands proud before the ocean and is surrounded by inscriptions bearing her name, year of mintage and weight.
The 2022 release continues with the innovative and popular security elements, designed to defeat counterfeiting professionals.These include: smooth lines on Britannia’s shield, a holographic image of a padlock in the bottom left, a special wave on the coin’s background and finally the latin phrases “Decus Et Tutamen” (meaning An ornament and a safeguard) along the inner rim of the coin. It does mean that this coin will now be even more desirable among collectors and incredibly hard to forge..
On the obverse of the coin, we can of course find the classic design of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. In this now familiar design, Her Majesty is wearing her diadem crown and the royal jewels. The inscription above her head “Elizabeth2, D.G, REG F.D are the initials for a Latin phrase which translates to “By the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith followed by 25 POUNDS.
This coin is a must have in everyone’s collection as it is incredibly popular and expected to sell out. It contains ¼ troy oz of .999 fine gold … making it an excellent addition to anyone’s investment.
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