In this world of uncertainty, it is a relief to know you can count on some things to be constant. The sun rises in the East and sets in the West. A cat will always land on its feet. And the Royal Mint will release another Britannia Platinum coin with the same quality and attention to detail as they always do. This 2022 British 1 oz Platinum Britannia coin celebrates Britannia, the embodiment of Britain. The Royal Mint’s Britannia series of coins are very popular and highly sought after. The Britannia design looks spectacular in .9995 fine platinum.
- Recognized as legal tender backed by the British Government.
- Four new design elements added beginning in 2021 as security features
- 1 Troy Oz with .9995 fine platinum BU Grade
- 100 British Pounds face value
- Obverse: Jody Clark’s bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscripted with “100 Pounds’ Elizabeth II’, ‘D.G.’, ‘REG’, ‘F.D.’.
- Reverse: Phillip Nathan’s Britannia design holding a trident and shield. Inscripted: “Britannia”, “2022”, “1 oz”, “999.5”, “Fine”, “Platinum”
The featured design for this coin is Phillip Nathan’s Britannia design. Britannia is the embodiment of Britain and is supposed to represent the strength and resilience of Britain. In Nathan’s portrayal, she is wearing a toga and a brush helmet on her head. In her right hand she is wielding a trident and in her right hand is an olive branch and a shield with a Union flag on it. Arched above the image is ‘Britannia 2022 1 oz 999.5 ‘FINE PLATINUM’. Below is ‘NATHAN’ as an artist’s signature.
The obverse has the familiar Queen Elizabeth II design by Jody Clark. The queen is pictured facing to the right wearing her diadem crown and royal jewelry. Arched above her head is ‘100 Pounds Elizabeth II’. Below are inscribed ‘D.G. REG. F.D.’ for the Latin phrase, ‘Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor’ which means, ‘By the grace of God, Queen Defender of the Faith.”
The Royal Mint has been making coins for over 1100 years and has demonstrated tremendous skill that comes from experience and has proven they can embrace modern technology in creating their commemorative bullion coins. Collectors have come to rely on the mint for creating coins that are guaranteed to be high quality and adorned with amazing art. They incorporate anti-counterfeiting measures in their coins. The Britannia coin has four of these features in their latest coin. There is a latent image of a trident that changes to a padlock to the left of Britannia and the waves behind Britannia look like they are moving when you rock the coin. Detailed tincture lines in the shield and micro-text around the waves are two more features. Ironically, the micro-text reads ‘ Decus et Tutamen’ which means ‘An ornament and a safeguard’.
The 2022 1 oz British Platinum Britannia coin is a must buy for anyone who loves tradition and quality platinum. The Britannia design still excites the eyes and looks stunning in .9995 platinum. Get yours today.