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.
For more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint has combined tradition and innovation to create beautiful, secure and trusted coins. In 2024, Britannia continues to lead the way in defining security in the bullion market. This latest incarnation of the icon combines Philip Nathan’s 1987 interpretation with four pioneering security features to create one of the most visually secure coins in the world. These additions have been applied to both decorate the coin and make it secure, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’. In the lower part of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, a trident represents the icon’s maritime history. As the viewer changes their perspective of the coin, the trident turns into a padlock that emphasises the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation reflects and represents the movement of waves behind Britannia and tincture lines highlight fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield.
This one ounce silver coin includes four security features as does the one kilo silver edition of the coin; these features are also available on various gold and platinum editions of the coin.
Enhanced with four advanced security features
A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
Surface animation brings the background of waves to life
The micro-text provides both decoration and protection
Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines