The Britannia gold coins are struck in 99.99% pure gold by the Royal Mint from the UK. These coins are one of the most popular gold coins in Europe among gold investors. The Britannia coins are available in 1 troy ounce (31.103 grams) and fractional troy ounces, such as 1/2 troy ounce, 1/4 troy ounce and 1/10 troy ounce. The size of 1 troy ounce of gold is the most common worldwide, all coins are easily tradable and known worldwide.
The gold Britannia coins have been issued by the Royal Mint since 1987. The Royal Mint issued the gold Britannia in four denominations that are still popular today:
Since 2013, the gold Britannia coins are minted in 99.99% pure gold. The coins are minted in the highest grade gold, making them popular with investors.
In addition to the gold investment coins, a number of special gold Britannia coins have also been minted. These Proof coins come in a beautiful box with a certificate of authenticity. The proof coins of the Britannia series are issued in a limited edition and are suitable for the collector of special gold and silver coins.
Britannia, designed by Philip Nathan, is depicted on the gold Britannia coins. Britannia has a long history with the United Kingdom and its coins. For more than 2,000 years, Britannia has been a symbol of the country of England, since the invasion from the Roman Empire.
Britannia was first used on coins of Roman Emperor Hadrian around AD 199 and her likeness was found on coins issued under the reign of Charles II in 1672. Since this re-introduction to the coin, she has never been removed from it.
The term "Britannia" (Latin for Britain) dates back to the time of the Roman occupation of large parts of Great Britain (c. 50 BC). In worship of the country's feminine personality, it was worshiped as a deity under the name of "Britannia". Since then, the symbolic, warlike female figure in armor has been synonymous with the country's patriotism. This designation has been used for centuries not only for ship and company names, but also for precious metal and commemorative coins.
Britannia remains a symbol of strength and progression. She has a reassuring familiar presence, who is always on guard on the shore despite the constant changes. Britannia is a national icon and the coins bearing her symbolize the heritage of British mints for investors around the world.
To prevent counterfeiting of the gold Britannia coin, four security features have been added to the coin since 2021. These features are:
Latent feature: A hologram effect where the padlock turns into a trident when viewed from a different angle.
Surface animation: Micro details created by means of special laser engravings on the coin that give the visual effect that the waves are in motion.
Micro-tekst: the inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN, in English “an ornament and a safeguard”, around the Britannia effigy was created by means of special lasers.
Tincture lines: A traditional art form in which colors and patterns are depicted on metal.
By adding these features, the Royal Mint guarantees that your coin is genuine. For coins that are purchased from private individuals, we always check whether the coin is genuine. With this, The Silver Mountain guarantees that you always buy authentic coins.