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 innovated to create coins that are both beautiful and secure. In 2022, Britannia, the symbol of Britain, leads the way to redefine security in the bullion market, and embodies The Royal Mint’s drive for the very best in design and security. This latest evolution of the icon combines Philip Nathan’s acclaimed interpretation with four groundbreaking security features to create the most visually secure coin in the world. These additions 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. As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation behind Britannia reflects the movement of waves and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted by tincture lines. This is the only silver coin to carry these new security features but they are also available on the one ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce fine gold editions of the coin.
Features 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
The 1 oz silver Britannia coins are struck in 999 fine silver and come in 500oz 'monster boxes' of silver coins. There are 20 tubes with 25 coins each per 'monster box'.