Buy the gold Britannia coin directly at Goudpensioen. This coin is minted in Great Britain and was first minted in 1987, which makes the gold Britannia the first European gold investment coin. The Britannia is a product of the British Royal Mint and is minted in the following weights: 1/10, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 troy ounce. Between 1987 and 1989, the gold Britannia was minted in an alloy of gold and copper, giving the coin a slightly reddish colour. From 1990 onwards, the coin has been produced in an alloy of gold and silver.
Today, those who choose to buy a gold Britannia coin are investing in pure gold. Until 2012, gold Britannia coins were minted in a purity of 22 carat (916.7 / 1000), but from 2013, the Britannia has been produced in 24-carat gold, or gold with a content of 999.9 / 1000. This is expressed as 999.9 fine gold on the obverse of the coin. Due to the difference in purity, there is also a difference in size. This means that all Britannias minted up to and including 2012 have a slightly different size than the current Britannia gold coins.
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The Royal Mint designed this gold coin as a tribute to Britannia, a female personification of Britain from Roman times. She is depicted here as depicted by the Romans, complete with helmet and shield, after a design by British sculptor Philip Nathan. The reverse shows the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. These two elements ensure that the Britannia can be called a very British currency. Do you want to buy a golden Britannia? Order your coin directly online or in our store.