The ‘Original Maker’, striking coins since 886, The Royal Mint are the world’s leading export mint for both currency and bullion. The Britannia coin, in both gold and silver, has become a much loved investment coin globally. Additionally, collector coins from the Royal Mint have sometimes increased in value by many times, and are seen as a solid investment choice.
Britannia is one of the oldest, enduring symbols of Britain, evolving from Roman times to today to reflect a nation that changes with the times and the values it embraces. This bullion Britannia coin for 2022 blends a classic icon with innovation to redefine security in the bullion market. Philip Nathan’s award-winning portrayal of Britannia is enhanced with groundbreaking features, making it the most visually secure coin in the world.
As strong as she is beautiful, the depiction of Britannia is accompanied by new features that both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent her naval history and as the viewer changes their perspective, the trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation replaces a standard background, reflecting the movement of waves, and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted with tincture lines