1/4 Troy ounce gold coin Britannia 2021
This gold 1/4 troy ounce Britannia coin is a new addition to the iconic Britannia series from the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint struck its first Britannia coin in 1987 and since then, many have been added. The 2021 edition has something special. 4 security features have been added and these make it extremely difficult for others to counterfeit the coin. The 4 added security features are a latent feature, surface animation, micro-text, and tincture lines. This Britannia consists of 1/4 troy ounce of fine gold and has a diameter of 22 mm. As with all the other Britannia coins is this Britannia coin seen as a legal tender and therefore has a nominal value of £25.
- 1/4 troy ounce (7.775 grams) pure gold (99.99%)
- 4 security features that make counterfeiting even more difficult
- Minted by the Royal Mint
Design of the Britannia coin
The obverse of the Britannia coin shows an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. The reverse of the Britannia coin features a symbol of the nation, created by Philip Nathan, standing next to a shield bearing the Union Flag. The Union Flag is the flag of the United Kingdom. There is also an olive branch, and this represents peace. The reverse of the Britannia coin is also the side to which the security features have been added.
As mentioned before, 4 security features have been added to the Britannia coin. These security features make it extremely difficult for other parties to counterfeit the coin. The safety features are:
Latent feature: a hologram effect where the padlock turns into a trident when looked at from a different angle.
Surface animation: micro-details on the coin created by special laser engravings that give the visual effect that the waves of moving.
Micro-text: the inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN, in English “an ornament and a safeguard”, around the Britannia image, is created through special lasers.
Tincture lines: a traditional art form in which colors and patterns are depicted on metal.
|Weight||1/4 troy ounce|
|Purpose of purchase||Invest|
|Year of issue||2021|
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