1 oz Britannia Gold Coin | 2023
Now is your chance to purchase the famous Britannia coin featuring the fifth and final effigy of Queen Elizabeth II! Next year, the Britannia coin will include King Charles III’s portrait.
Featuring the famous Britannia design and the portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the 2023 release of the 1oz Britannia gold contains some added security features.
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. Its 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.
What’s on the coin?
The Britannia, on the reverse of the coin, has been designed by Philip Nathan and is portrayed as equally strong and beautiful. 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. As the viewer changes their perspective the trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature.
One of the oldest symbols of Britain, Britannia stands proud before the ocean and is surrounded by inscriptions bearing her name, year of mintage, weight and purity.
The Britannia design reflects on the changes of the nation, its resilience and values.
On the obverse of the coin, we can of course find the classic design of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. In this now familiar design, Her Majesty is wearing her diadem crown and the royal jewels. The inscription above her head “Elizabeth2, D.G, REG F.D are the initials for a Latin phrase which translates to “By the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith followed by 100 POUNDS.
Of course, we now know that it will be the last portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on the 8th of September the 8th 2022 in Balmoral Castle. This makes this coin even more special!
Why invest in this Britannia 2023 1 oz Gold coin
On top of featuring the last portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, this coin also 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
As mentioned before, a latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
Purchase it on StoneX Bullion today
By investing in this beautiful Britannia coin, 2023 version, you will own a piece of British history. Britannia and Elizabeth II on one coin, this is an opportunity not to be missed! The 1oz Gold coin 2023 has a limited production run. It is now on sale on StoneX Bullion!