Buy 1 oz Gold Britannia Coins MintFirst™ (Single Coin)
Kitco understands your need as a distinguished gold bullion coin buyer to obtain the latest and most pristine coins for your portfolio. MintFirst™ provides you direct access to a single encapsulated Gold British Britannia Coin and the assurance that you will be able to appreciate the luster and detail of your newly minted 2018 1 oz Gold British Britannia Coin. You can be confident that the MintFirst coins delivered to you are in the same impeccable condition* as when they left the British Mint.
Sculptor Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia bullion in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon. In this classic design she stands firm against a powerful gale which whips around her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. Britannia has a long history with Britain and its coinage, she is the embodiment of the nation she has represented for almost 2,000 years, ever since the Romans invaded the isles and claimed them as the province of Britannia. She first appeared on the Roman coins of Emperor Hadrian circa AD 119 and was revived for the coinage of Charles II in 1672.
When Britannia coins were added to The Royal Mint’s Bullion portfolio in 1987, in response to a growing global Bullion market, Philip Nathan created an interpretation of Britannia that was perfect for the new coins. He presented the icon with a strong maritime influence, standing windswept in a classical gown, waves at her feet; trident, shield and olive branch in hand – instantly recognisable in an international market, the modern face of British Bullion and a symbol of strength and tradition.
First struck in 1987, it became an instant classic – today it marks one of the flagship coins of The Royal Mint. Philip Nathan’s craftsmanship reimagined an instantly recognizable icon. His Britannia is commanding and powerful, yet feminine, peaceful and elegant. She still endures 30 years later.
Britannia gold bullion coins are renowned for their beauty and reliability, with their weight and quality verified at the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx.
*Although this product has never been circulated, the soft nature of the .9999 purity does make this product susceptible to minor imperfections during the minting and transportation cycle. There is no guarantee associated with the grade of the coin, other than it being current year and uncirculated.
About the Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is one of the world's leading mints, producing all the coins of the United Kingdom and is trusted with developing currency for more than 60 countries around the world, making it the world's leading export mint. Today, The Royal Mint is an innovative and modern mint with state of the art facilities, machinery, equipment and techniques, based in Llantrisant, South Wales. The Royal Mint has a history that spans more than 1,000 years, with its roots in the ninth century and is one of the world's oldest institutions, with a trusted reputation.
Why buy 1 oz Gold Britannia Coins from Kitco?
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