The Britannia coins are some of the most widely-collected coins among numismatists and stackers around the world. These coins are produced by the Royal Mint, one of the world’s leading mints that produces all the coins that have been authorized by the United Kingdom and 60 other countries around the world. With over 1,000 years of experience, the Royal Mint has developed some of the latest and greatest minting technologies available at this time.
The Royal Mint produces gold Britannia coins in Uncirculated (Mint State) and Proof finishes. These coins have been struck from .9999 (24 karat) fine gold. This design features Britannia, the female personification of Great Britain. During the first century, the Romans began to take over what is now known as Great Britain. During the second century, Britannia adopted Roman features, such as a Corinthian-style helmet, a trident, and shield. This Britannia was later chosen to be featured on all British coinage until they were redesigned in 2008. The Britannia series, however, kept the powerful image of this great symbol.