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Introduced by the Royal Mint in 1987, the 1oz Gold Britannia coins are British gold bullion coins that have begun to play a major role on the coin market. This is not only due to their exceptional quality in manufacturing and design, but also decidedly defined by their 24 karat purity. As of 2013, the Royal Mint upgraded the gold content to .9999 making the Gold Britannia among the highest purity coins on the bullion market.
The 2014 1oz Gold Britannia is a splendid combination of absolute purity, manufacturing excellence, classical design, traditional value and historical significance. For investors interested in 24 karat gold, it is an excellent choice guaranteed by the Royal Mint. For coin enthusiasts, the numismatic and aesthetic value of the coin, together with its symbolism of traditional values makes it a priceless showpiece and will grace any collection. When you buy the 2014 1oz Gold Britannias, you are investing in an excellent coin for an excellent price.
2014 1oz Gold Britannias are made of 99. 99% pure gold and carry a nominal value of £100. The obverse side features a unique design, the commemorative Diamond Jubilee effigy of Her Majesty the Queen designed by Ian Rank-Broadley to celebrate a remarkable royal milestone - the Queen's sixty years on the throne. The artist's initials, "IRB" are inscribed directly below the Queen's neck. Around the portrait we find the Latin words and letters "ELIZABETH II, D, G, REG, FID, DEF", meaning "Dei gratia regina, fidei defensor ", and translating to "By the Grace of God, Queen", and "Defender of the Faith". The phrases or letters have been used regularly on coinage since the 16th century. On the reverse side of the coin we find an image that is one of the most cherished symbols of the British national character. The divine figure of Lady Britannia, a personification of Great Britain, a country whose values and tradition remain pure and unchanged through the centuries. The Lady stands her ground on British shores, gazing West to the sea with reverence and nostalgia, as if she were ready to embark on a long voyage to the end of the Ocean and the New World. Her long Trident represents the symbol of her power to defend all that is just and her longing to know new places and challenge ideals. Also inscribed on the reverse side are the coin's weight and purity. The edge is reeded to further enhance security and protect investors against forgery or fraud.
Until 2012, gold Britannias had a fineness of .917 (91.7% or 22 carat gold) with the non-gold component being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. As of 2013 the Royal Mint have upgraded the fineness of the coins in an attempt to make them even more appealing to worldwide markets, so they now have 99.99% purity (or 24 carat) in their gold content. This was an unprecedented decision, and the unexpected escape from tradition was met with initial skepticism. But intrinsic experts, numismatists and collectors now see that this is an entirely new age, and it seems as though 2014 1oz gold Britannias are ready to make history again.
The 2014 1oz Britannia's strongest weapon against forgery is its design. Both sides are engraved and struck in a majestically detailed and delicate manner, which is something that requires not only artistry, but also great detail in craftsmanship and manufacturing, elements for which the Royal Mint is renowned. Furthermore, since the introduction of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee portrait and the new Britannia's 24 karat purity, experts have described and in fact reviewed the coin in every detail, making it so, that a simple eye inspection by a trusted and experienced dealer is enough to instantly detect the fraud.
As leading distributors of gold bullion coins, CoinInvest buy and sell 2014 Britannia 1oz gold coins at extremely competitive rates. There is a limited quantity of coins available, so we strongly urge you to place your order at your earliest convenience. To order your 2014 1oz Gold Britannias, simply add the desired amount of coins to your basket by clicking on the orange strip in the volume pricing section. If we have the coin in stock, we will promptly ship your purchase at the earliest convenience, but please allow at least 10 working days for delivery as some bank transfers can take around 7 days to complete. If you wish to sell 2014 1oz Gold Britannia coins, do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to discuss a price with you and prepare a competitive fixed fee offer for a limited time only.