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NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's 2018 Oriental Britannia Coins

NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's 2018 Oriental Britannia Coins

We're very pleased to announce a new addition to our website - The 2018 Oriental Border Britannia Coin is available in both 1oz gold and 1oz silver.

 

Coin Design

This limited edition coin is different from the classic 2018 Britannia in a couple of ways. Firstly, this Oriental design is flanked by an ornate oriental border inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. The Royal Mint designed it this way to celebrate the historic relationship between the UK and Asia and to commemorate The Royal Mint's business expansion in this region. A more subtle version of this oriental pattern appears on the obverse’s inner rim, surrounding the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Secondly, the engraved text that normally appears on the edge of the coin can now be found next to Britannia herself in front of a more compact radial-lines layout. Also, instead of using the numerical weight measurement "1oz", the oriental Britannia displays this in text form "One Ounce". We love this new design - through simple layout changes and use of pattern, we believe The Royal Mint have done a marvellous job at creating a fresh feel to an already classic design.

 

2018 Oriental Border Britannia Coin is available in both 1oz Gold and 1oz Silver - front and Back Designs

 

Britannia History

Britannia (the female personification of the British Isles) has been a popular figure since the 1st century. Her first appearance on a British coin was during the reign of Charles II on the copper farthing in 1672.

The image of Britannia, which has graced British coins for centuries, was removed in 2008 from the 50 pence piece as part of a redesign by the Royal Mint and one of the last moves of the then-exiting Chancellor, Gordon Brown. It was the first time in more than 300 years that Britannia was not featured on a British coin.

The original Gold Britannia is produced from pure .999 (24 carat) metal with an unlimited mintage in a range of sizes and is one of the most popular British Gold investment coins. The most popular British Silver investment coin is the 1oz Silver Britannia which was first issued in 1997. The Silver Britannia is produced from pure .999 (24 carat) silver with an unlimited mintage, each 1oz coin contains 31.1035 grams of silver. 

 

Did you know - The 1oz Gold Britannia was first released in 1987? More Britannia facts here: http://bit.ly/2oXZvLF 

   

Availability

As these have an incredibly limited mintage of just 100,000, you'll have to be quick to be able to add this to your collection. We can also do coins in tubes of 25, or Monster boxes, so give us a call if this interests you (01769 618 618). Once they're gone, that's it! We have a stock in our UK office for immediate despatch so don't delay, order today! 

 

1oz Gold UK Oriental Border Britannia Coin, 2018

1oz Gold UK Oriental Border Britannia Coin, 2018
  • Limited edition "Oriental Border" design.
  • Only 5,000 minted.
  • Price inclusive of insured delivery.
  • Current year coins (Latest version) produced The Royal Mint.
  • Each 1oz Gold Britannia contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine gold.
  • Tier pricing reflects combined postage and wholesale purchase discounts.
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC).
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity.
  • Face value: £100 (GBP).
  • Single coins will be supplied in hard plastic capsules, mutliples of 10 in Royal Mint Tubes.
  • Order your 1oz Gold UK Oriental Britannia Coin today.

 

1oz Silver UK Oriental Border Britannia Coin, 2018

1oz Silver UK Oriental Border Britannia Coin, 2018
  • Limited edition "Oriental Border" design.
  • Just 100,000 minted.
  • Current year coins produced The Royal Mint.
  • Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery.
  • Each 1oz Silver Britannia contains one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine silver.
  • Tier pricing reflects combined postage and wholesale purchase discounts.
  • Legal tender and CGT exempt (UK).
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity.
  • Face value: £2 (GBP).
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products.

 

 

About Manufacturer

The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long lasting piece of history. Responsibility for the security of the site falls to the Ministry of Defence Police, who provide an armed contingent. The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.

Bleyer Bullion are an authorised retailer of Royal Mint Products. 

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