The Britannia bullion series from the Royal Mint of England is one of the world’s most prominent gold bullion collections. The gold for sale in this series debuted in 1987 amidst a flurry of new gold coin releases around the world.
The Royal Mint introduced the British Gold Britannia Series in 1987 featuring a design developed by Philip Nathan. His modern, powerful depiction of Britannia captures the female personification of Britain standing guard along the coast of England ready to ward off all invaders. The series launched with 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and these 1/10 oz gold coins that year.
- Available since 1987!
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of 22-karat or 24-karat gold in BU condition.
- The face value of 10 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britains government.
- On the obverse of the coin is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes Philip Nathans Britannia.
The 1/10 oz British Gold Britannia Coin is available to buyers dating back to 1987 when it debuted alongside a 1 oz gold, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz coin. The coins in the series originally featured .917 gold content, otherwise known as 22-karat gold. This occurred from 1987 to 2012. Starting in 2013, the Royal Mint of England increased the gold content to .9999 pure gold (24-karat).
The reverse side of the British Gold Britannia Coins features the same design of Britannia for all releases. Created by Philip Nathan, it depicts Britannia standing at the coast with a shield in one hand, a trident to control the seas in the other, and a Corinthian helmet upon her head.
On the obverse of 1/10 oz British Gold Britannia Coins in this listing features Queen Elizabeth IIs portrait. However, depending upon the year of issue you could receive one of three different designs. The Raphael Maklouf design was in use from 1984 to 1997 and Ian Rank-Broadleys fourth-generation portrait from 1998 to 2015. Starting in 2016, the Royal Mint rolled out a new fifth-generation portrait from Jody Clark.