1/4 Oz Britannia gold coin (various years)
The 1/4 Troy ounce Britannia coin is part of the Britannia series of coins which consists of four different weight categories. Because the coin is minted as a limited edition, the coin’s value has increased significantly.
Europe's 1st gold bullion coin: the one quarter Troy ounce Britannia.
The quarter Troy ounce Britannia is the first European gold investment coin and has been minted since 1987 the Royal Mint of Britain. This British currency was named after the female personification of Britain who graces the coin: Britannia.
The 1/4 Troy ounce Britannia coin is minted from 22 carat (91.67%) gold. Until 1989 a copper alloy of 1/12 was used. After this time a silver-copper alloy has been used, changing the coin’s distinguishing colour from red-gold to yellow-gold. The coin is issued in four sizes: 1 gram, half Troy ounce, quarter Troy ounce and a tenth Troy ounce. From 1997, the Britannia has also been minted in silver.
Until 2000, the currency was adorned every year with the same design of the Britannia with the shield, helmet and trident, designed by Philip Nathan. Since 2001, the design of the Britannia has been changed every odd year. The reverse of the quarter troy ounce Britannia shows Queen Elizabeth II.
* The image shown is an example, the product may differ.
** The weight shown relates solely to the weight of the precious metal. The total weight of the product may differ.
*** Prices shown are inclusive of VAT (if applicable).
|Manufacturer||The Royal Mint|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Fineness||916 or 999.9|
|Weight of precious metal||7.77 gram | 1/4 Oz|
|Face value||GBP 25|
|Delivery time||Not available|