The Royal Mint has long been considered one of the most secure sources for gold and silver bullion products. The mint, backed by the British government and Queen Elizabeth herself, has been in continuous operation for over 1,100 years, making it one of the oldest mints in the world. The symbol of Britannia is even older; the earliest iterations of Britannia as the female personification of Great Britain date back the second century BC!
The 2021 1/20 Oz British Gold Britannia Coin continues the proud tradition of the Royal Mint distributing annual versions of this nearly ancient classical symbol. Struck with a tenth of an ounce of .9999 pure gold, the intricate design of this piece only strengthens its inherent value as a store of gold bullion. The coin is backed by the Royal British government and carries a face value of 10 British Pounds.
- .9999 pure gold.
- Backed by Her Majesty and Great Britain (face value: 10 GBP).
- Obverse depiction: Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy and various security measures.
- Reverse depiction: Britannia stands proudly and gestures with her trident in one hand and a British shield on the other.
Few designs capture the extensive history and vibrant culture of Great Britain as well as Britannia. Her image decorates the reverse side of this coin, which is struck with .9999 pure gold and distributed in Brilliant Uncirculated condition by the British Royal Mint. Here, she is shown in truly immaculate form. She wears a warrior’s helmet and a flowing dress. She gestures proudly toward one side of the coin with her powerful trident, while her other hand holds the shield of Great Britain.
This coin is backed by the British government, as well as Queen Elizabeth and the royal family itself. It is her image that fills the obverse side of the coin, along with the face value of the coin and her name. While the coin’s gold content alone makes it more valuable than 10 Great Britain Pounds, the face value and backing of the official British government nevertheless helps secure this coin’s place as a genuine way to store value in bullion. In fact, the coin is eligible for use in a precious metal self-held IRA!
A few unique security measures also add to this coin’s unique appeal. The “sea waves” behind Britannia on the reverse side also function to increase security, as well as giving the coin its own appealing texture and feel. This texture is particularly beautiful when struck using the pure .9999 gold of this coin. A holographic image is also used on the reverse side of the coin to strengthen its security.
The latest addition to the Royal British Mint’s proud tradition of distributing Gold Britannia Coins is the 2021 1/10 Oz British Gold Britannia Coin. The coin features extremely pure gold composition, but helps collectors maintain liquidity through its low weight. As always, fans of the impressive longstanding history and tradition of Great Britain are sure to appreciate this gold piece.