This is a bundle of the Royal Mint’s two latest flagship gold bullion coin issues. The collection consists of 1 x brand new 2021 1oz Britannia gold coin, struck in 999.9 fineness 24 carat gold, and 1 x brand new 2021 Sovereign coin, struck in 22 carat gold. This bundle offers you a cheaper way to buy the two top selling investment coins.
The familiar fifth portrait by Jody Clark of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse of this coin. With the monarch’s age, this portrait (first issued in 2015) will likely be the last portrait of the Queen. The featured crown is the King George IV State Diadem, generally worn to mark the annual state opening of parliament. The front of the 2021 Britannia boasts an attractive dimpling effect around the portrait.
The reverse of this coin contains the popular design of Britannia by Philip Nathan, surrounded by the radial design first featured on the 2017 Gold Britannia. The Britannia motif is generally updated every few years which keeps the design fresh and enhances the collectability of the coins.
In this design, Britannia is shown standing in front of the sun, standing tall against a gale with her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch.
Around the design of Britannia is the legend ‘BRITANNIA 2020 999.9 FINE GOLD’
The 2021 edition contains 7.988 grams of 22 carat gold.
The obverse of this coin features the familiar fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
This was designed by world-renowned artist Jody Clark. In this design, the Queen is featured in the King George IV Diadem and Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings.
The reverse contains Benedetto Pistrucci’s original design of St George and the dragon which has been ever present on Gold Sovereigns since the birth of the modern Sovereign coin more than two centuries ago.
The Latin on the coin reads ‘DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF.’ Once this is expanded it is translated as ‘Dei Gratia Regina’ which means By the Grace of God. Queen. Fid Def is ‘Fidei Defensor’ which means ‘Defender of the Faith’.
This is an acknowledgement of the Queen’s status as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
We often get asked “Gold Britannias or Gold Sovereigns – which is the best investment?”, so learn more in our YouTube video.