1987 1oz Britannia Proof Gold Coin (Pre-Owned)
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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.
In July 1987, the Royal Mint was authorised by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II to issue new United Kingdom Britannia £100 One Hundred Pound Gold Proof Coin. Named after the symbolic figure of Britannia, who graces the reverse design, the coins are struck in 22 Carat Gold and are available in four denominations: £100 One Hundred Pound, £50 Fifty Pound, £25 Twenty Five Pound and £10 Ten Pound coins. The largest of these coins contains 1oz of fine gold, with the lower denominations containing 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, and 1/10 ounce of fine gold respectively To commemorate the introduction of these prestigious coins, the Royal Mint is issuing a Limited Issue, Gold Proof, One Ounce Britannia. Britannia first appeared as a provincial figure on a Roman Imperial Coin of the Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD), although she did not feature on English coins until the copper halfpennies and farthings of Charles II in 1672. Since that time Britannia has continuously appeared on Britain‘s coinage. The latest in a long line of elegant and beautifully design Britannia can be found on the reverse of this One Ounce Gold Proof Coin. The design, by Philip Nathan, depicts Britannia as a standing figure for only the second time on United Kingdom coinage, the first being the much acclaimed Britannia by George William De Saulles, used on the florins of Edward VII between 1902 and 1910. The obverse of the 1987 Britannia Gold Coin features Raphael Maklouf‘s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. KEY FEATURES:
- Limited Mintage of 2,487 Worldwide
- Mark a milestone or great British moment with this year-dated Britannia coin
- Finished to Royal Mints Proof Standard
- Minted in 22 Carat Gold Weighing One Ounce of Pure Gold
- Features Britannia Standing with Trident and Shield by acclaimed artist Philip Nathan
Presentation: This Britannia Proof Gold Ounce coin is boxed with a certificate of authenticity. offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint complete with a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.