1 oz. 2021 United Kingdom Gold Britannia Coin


Each of the individual 2021 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coins in this listing comes in Brilliant Un-circulated condition. Individual gold coins are offered inside of protective plastic flips. Multiples come in Royal Mint of England packaging includes either mint tubes of 10 gold coins or Monster Boxes of 100 coins, with a total of 10 tubes inside of the box.

The new 2021 Britannia Gold Coins have all-new security features courtesy of the Royal Mint. There are four features in total that include a latent security feature, tincture lines within the stripes of the Union Jack flag on the shield of Britannia, micro-text on the design rim, and a new surface animation. The micro-text is in Latin and reads Decus Et Tutamen, which translates to An Ornament and a Safeguard. As the holder changes the angle of viewing, the latent feature switches between a trident image and a padlock, while the surface animation reflects the rolling waves of the sea.

British Gold Britannia Coins debuted in 1987 with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz gold coins. The series added two new weights in 2013 to include a 5 oz gold coin and a new 1/20 oz gold coin, the latter of which is an extremely popular weight in gold bullion collections. 2013 also saw the increase of gold purity in the coins from 22-karat (.9167) gold to 24-karat (.9999) gold.

Queen Elizabeth II is found on the obverse side of 2021 1 oz British Gold Britannia Coins. This is the fifth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on British coins and was designed in July 2015 by Jody Clark. Mr. Clark, just 33 years old at the time, is the youngest artist ever to create a monarchs portrait for British coins. The Queen is shown at the age of 89 in this design and wears the George IV State Diadem Crown, a piece within the official Crown Jewels of England.

Britannia is depicted on the reverse face of 2021 British Gold Britannia Coins. This image of Britannia is the most recent to feature on British currency and was developed by Philip Nathan in 1987 for the release of these coins. Britannia is shown standing on a small patch of coastline with a shield in her left hand bearing the Union Jack and a trident in her right hand to give her control of the seas.