1/10 oz Gold Britannia Charles 2023
You now have the opportunity to get your hands on the 1/10 oz gold Britannia 2023 and you will not want to miss it as it features the first portrait of the new King Charles III.
The Royal Mint produces a staggering 5 billion coins every 12 months and is the mother of all Mints. The brand is recognised around the world and has a proud heritage. It is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of coins and has produced some amazing pieces starting with the Britannia.
In order to choose the artist who would be responsible for the new portrait of the new King, the Royal Mint Advisory Committee organised a private competition. Martin Jennings was revealed as the winner. A British sculptor, Jennings is known for his bronze statues and joins a group of celebrated sculptors who've turned their hand to the challenge of coin engraving.
The obverse of the 1/10 oz gold Britannia Charles
His Majesty had his left-profile bust elegantly designed, unlike the Queen’s effigy, which used to be of her right-profile. The tradition for British monarchs to face a different direction to their predecessor dates back to the seventeenth century. While Queen Elizabeth II was shown wearing a crown in four of her five definitive coinage portraits, Jennings' portrait of Charles sports no glittering headgear or other symbols of his royal status. The official portrait was designed to give an accessible look to the King and Charles is said to be very pleased with the end. Around the image, besides His name, “CHARLES,” and the face value of “10 POUNDS,” the letters “D. G. REX. F. D” stand for “By the grace of God, King” in Latin.
The reverse of the 1/10 oz gold Britannia Charles
The reverse design is a creation of Philip Nathan, specially made for the series. Britannia, the female warrior, the national personification of Britain, is holding a trident in her right arm and a shield bearing the Union Jack with her left hand. One of the oldest symbols of Britain, Britannia stands proud before the ocean The information engraved on the rim read: “BRITANNIA,” “2023”, “1/10 oz,” “999.9,” and “FINE GOLD,” referring to issuance, weight, purity, and metal content.
The security features
The 2023 release continues with the innovative and popular security elements, designed to defeat counterfeiting professionals. These include: smooth lines on Britannia’s shield, a holographic image of a padlock in the bottom left, a special wave on the coin’s background and finally the latin phrases “Decus Et Tutamen” (meaning An ornament and a safeguard) along the inner rim of the coin. It does mean that this coin is even more desirable among collectors and incredibly hard to forge..
The 2023 Britannia tenth ounce gold coin is made of 24 carat gold (999.9 fineness). It contains a tenth of a troy ounce (3.1 grams) of fine gold and has a face value of £10. With the brand new portrait of King Charles III featured on it, it is a must have in your collection!