1 oz gold Britannia Charles 2023
The Royal Mint and StoneX Bullion are pleased to present the 1 oz Gold Britannia 2023. You may have noticed that one version of the Britannia 2023 featuring the portrait of her Late Majesty Elizabeth II had been already released.
This new coin depicts the new King Charles III, son of Elizabeth II.
And of course you can find all the main attributes which have made this coin a best-seller starting with the security features. This coin has remarkable features and is considered as the “most secure coin in the world”. The 2023 release continues with the innovative and popular security elements, designed to defeat counterfeiting professionals.These include:
A surface animation which creates movement in the background of waves
A micro-text which provides both decoration and protection (“Decus et Tutamen” which translates as “An ornament and a safeguard”)
Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines
A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
Details of the reverse design
Britannia is an elegant and instantly recognisable figure, a proud warrior which first appeared on Roman coins more than 2000 years ago
Here, Britannia is standing upon the rocks in a long flowing robe, with shield, trident and olive branch in hand. Britannia stands proud before the ocean and is surrounded by inscriptions bearing her name, year of mintage, weight and purity.
Did you know? The Britannia gold coin was first introduced in 1987 as the Royal Mint saw demand rise for an official UK bullion coin. Since 1987, the design of Philip Nathan features on the Britannia coins and has made Britannia the UK most iconic coin.
The design evolved over the years, reflecting on the changes of the nation, its resilience and its values. The Royal Mint is regarded as a master mint with over 1000 years of experience and this Britannia series shows the evidence of a high level of expertise.
The portrait of King Charles III
King Charles's portrait is the first coin design undertaken by Martin Jennings. He is best known for his public sculptures which include the poet John Betjeman, in St Pancras Station in London, and Philip Larkin in Hull. He used photographs to come up with the design, rather than the King sitting for a specific portrait. King Charles is said to be very pleased with the end result.
The coins follow centuries of tradition with the monarch now facing left - the opposite way to his predecessor, Queen Elizabeth II. Another characteristic is that as with previous British kings, and unlike the Queen, he wears no crown.
The inscriptions read CHARLES III • D • G • REX • F • D • 100 pounds • 2023
Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.9 Fine Gold with the denomination of 100 pounds.
By investing in this beautiful Britannia coin, 2023 version featuring King Charles III’s portrait, you will own a piece of British history. The 1oz Gold coin 2023 has a limited production run. It is now on sale on StoneX Bullion! Do not miss out!