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Historic Royal Succession Britannia and Sovereign Coins
The British Britannia Gold and Silver Bullion Coins
The Britannia Gold and Silver Bullion Coin Series represents a captivating fusion of British history, artistry, and the enduring spirit of the nation. Introduced in 1987, the Britannia bullion coin series was designed to showcase the strength and resilience of the United Kingdom, while honoring the legendary figure of Britannia, an emblematic symbol of British identity dating back to Roman times. The effigy of Britannia first appeared on the coins of the Emperor Hadrian almost 2,000 years ago and later emerged on British coins in 1672 during the reign of Charles II.
The obverse of these bullion coins has featured a portrait of the reigning monarch, while the reverse showcases the iconic figure of Britannia, depicted as a goddess adorned in a Corinthian helmet, carrying a trident and shield.
The Britannia series quickly gained global recognition for its exceptional design and quality. It stands as a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the artists involved in its creation. Over the years, the series has undergone subtle modifications, incorporating new security features and enhancements to the design, while maintaining the iconic essence of Britannia. The latest Britannia features four distinctive security features – Micro-Text, Latent Image, Tincture Lines and Surface Animation. These have allowed the Britannia to become the world’s most visually secure bullion coin, allowing for effortless authentication.
Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Britannia coins have become a popular choice for investors and collectors alike. Britannia bullion coins are struck with 999.9 fineness for gold and 999 for silver, making them a trusted and tangible store of value. Their legal tender status and globally recognized British pedigree contribute to their appeal in the international bullion market.
The Britannia series has expanded to include various sizes and denominations, catering to a wide range of preferences and investment goals. The introduction of fractional sizes, such as the 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce, has made the Britannia series more accessible to a broader audience.
As the Britannia series continues to evolve, it remains a symbol of British excellence, offering collectors and investors an opportunity to own a piece of British heritage and contribute to their precious metal portfolios. These special Britannia coins from The Royal Succession series continue this legacy of excellence and heritage.