britannia coinBritannia coins are the one ounce British Bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint since 1987. Both proof and bullion versions have been issued every year to date and fractional versions are commonly available.

The Britannia coin is fast becoming Europe’s premier modern coin and is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful coins. This coin is admired by collectors, dealers and investors from around the world, and is therefore one of the World’s most liquid coins.

With the face value of £100 UK Britannia coin is considered legal tender in Great Britain and it is therefore not subject to Capital Gains Tax when sold for a profit by UK residents.

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While the obverse side features a profile of a mature Elizabeth II, the reverse displays the Standing Britannia portrayed as a beautiful young woman, wearing the helmet of a centurion, and wrapped in a white garment.

The coins originally had a fineness of 91.7% or (22 karat) gold with the alloy being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. The Royal Mint increased purity to 24 karat from 2013 to appeal to the ever growing Asian market.

Britannia coin

County: Great Britain
Face Value: £100 GBP
Gold Content: 1 ounce (31.104g) – Alloyed with copper or silver depending on year (pure from 2013)
Purity: 917 / 1000 (22 karat) (1987-2012) or 999.9/1000 (24 karat) (2013-)
Gross Weight: 34.0500 g (1987-2012) or 31.104g (2013-)
Coin Diameter: 32.69 mm (1987-2012) or 38.61mm (2013-)
First Year of issue: 1987

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