- Brand new coins dated 2021, in uncirculated condition
- Price displayed includes insured UK delivery
- These coins are Captial Gains Tax (CGT) Free
- Each Gold Britannia contains half a troy ounce (15.55 grams) of fine gold
- The Britannia Coin is manufactured with a 999.9 purity
- There are an unlimited number minted by The Royal Mint
- Gold Britannia Coins are legal tender in the UK with a face value of £50
Britannia Coin Background
Gold Britannia coins continue to be desired for both beauty and value. Britannia coins are an accessible way of owning your very own bullion and are a staple for any UK bullion investor’s portfolio. Issued as UK legal tender, each coin is struck by The Royal Mint meticulously from 999.9 fine gold.
As well as being highly competitively priced, Britannia coins are UK legal tender and hence Capital Gains Tax-free, which is an important factor to consider when choosing what to form of metal to buy. By purchasing UK coins eligible for CGT exemption you can avoid paying tax over the profit you make, the amount of this CGT free profit won’t affect or decrease the limit of tax-free profit on your other investments either.
The 2021 Britannia design is different from the previous coin designs in a number of ways. One of the main reasons for doing this was so that The Royal Mint could add a new level of protection to the coin by using technology so enhanced that it reduces the ability for forgeries.
Britannia Coin Design
The legendary figure of Britannia has symbolised Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. Little wonder then that the Britannia with such a depth of history behind it. The Britannia has been a popular choice with bullion investors ever since its introduction in 1987. This new specification combined with its tradition and integrity gives new life for today’s investment customer.
All 1oz gold Britannias contain one troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of gold. From 1987 until 2012 Britannia coins weighed slightly more than a troy ounce due to being alloyed with other metals, pre-2013 they were produced in .917 fineness (or 22-carat gold) with the non-gold component being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. In 2013 The Royal Mint began producing Britannia coins in their current form of 999.9 fineness (24-carat gold).
The 2021 Britannia Gold Coin features Philip Nathan’s original, breathtaking portrait of Britannia framed in a crenelated border unique to Britannia coins. The figure of Britannia has long been a symbol of national pride. This classic design is instantly recognised across the world as a timeless image of strength and grace.
The obverse of each 2021 Britannia Gold Bullion Coin bears the portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark, the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.
The Royal Mint Background
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.
The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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