Introduced in 1987 by The Royal Mint, the United Kingdom Britannia coins have always played an important role in the coin investment market. The Britannia is the new most recognisable and popular gold coin for UK's private investors.
Design and Denomination of United Kingdom Britannia
The beautiful Gold Britannia's unique and attractive design is another add-on to its value. The design includes everything to appeal to both private investors and collectors. The obverse side of the beautiful Gold Britannia has a depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Gold UK Britannia coins that Royal Mint issued in 1987 to 1998 features the magnificent "Third Portrait" of Queen Elizabeth II.
The "Fourth Portrait," of Queen Elizabeth II is a more mature royal empress image, graces the Gold coin 1 oz Britannia. These coins were issued after 1998 and have the same design today. The coin's reverse side pays tribute and honor to the Britannia's image that first showed on gold coins.
Britannia beautiful gold coins come with one troy ounce of pure gold. The face value of the coins is £100. Royal Mint issues the unique Gold Britannia in fractional sizes that include one-half (1/2), one-quarter (1/4), and one-tenth (1/10) of a troy ounce. Their face value ranges from £50, £25, to £10 respectively. The popular and leading coins made of .9167 fine gold. The coins are legal tender in Britain.
The 1 oz Britannia Silver coins comes as a popular choice for diversifying the investment portfolio. Stackers, collectors and investors buy these shiny coins in bulk year after year and have no problem liquidating the assets when it comes to that.
Until 1990, the Royal Mint used to alloy the UK Britannia with copper. However, from 1990, the Mint started alloying gold coins with Silver. In 2013, the purity and fineness of the United Kingdom Britannia increased to .9999.