Great Britain has long been known for the high level of trust and quality associated with its gold coins. This tradition goes back to its time as a global empire. Even today, investors and coin collectors can enjoy the grandeur of Britain's Royal Mint with the 2018 1 oz Gold Britannia coin! These coins are struck from extra-pure .9999 fine gold, and each contains 1 troy ounce of actual gold weight (AGW). As legal tender, each coin also bears a face value of 100 Pounds.
A classic portrayal of Britannia, the female embodiment of the British state, appears on the reverse design. Lady Britannia is shown wearing a traditional Corinthian helmet and tunic, holding a trident and a shield decorated with the Union Jack. The symbolism partly speaks to Great Britain's naval supremacy during the imperial era. Rim inscriptions include "BRITANNIA" and the year-date "2018," as well as "1oz 999.9 FINE GOLD." The edge is reeded.
The obverse bears the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning British monarch. The Queen faces right and wears her royal crown. Rim inscriptions encircling the effigy include the denomination "100 POUNDS," the name "ELIZABETH II," and Her Majesty's royal titles, abbreviated in Latin as "D. G. REG. F. D." Like the reverse, a pattern of radial lines fills the field, creating a eye-pleasing effect while also serving as a deterrent to counterfeiters.
The Gold Britannia is among the most desirable gold bullion coins in the world. This is due not only to the stellar reputation of the Royal Mint, but also thanks to the superb quality of the coin's .9999 fine gold. The 2018 1 oz Gold Britannia is also eligible for inclusion in your IRA! Buy 1 oz Gold Britannia coins from Gainesville Coins before our inventory of 2018-date coins is depleted!