2018 Britannia Oriental Border 1 oz Gold Coin
- Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
- Purity: 999.9 Fine Gold.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Minted to Bullion Standard.
- Diameter: 32.69mm
- Thickness: 2.80mm
2018 UK Britannia 1 oz Gold Coin
This 2018 UK Britannia 1oz Gold Coin features the internationally recognized original portrait of Britannia. The reverse of the coin also includes radial lines for added security to the traditional design. Details of the coin’s weight, fineness and year-date also feature.
The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a new guilloche background design, and the monetary denomination of £100.
Britannia gold coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint since 1987. Up until 2013 Britannia gold coins were produced in 22ct (0.917) the non-gold component being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. As of 2013, Britannia gold coins have been produced in a fineness of 999.9.
Only the Royal Mint has the trademark to produce genuine Britannia coins. Britannia is the feminine personification of Britain, she is renowned for her beauty and symbolises Britain’s strength and integrity, and is an enduring icon that has been used in the UK for over 2,000 years.
The fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, appears on coins from 2016. Designed by artist Jody Clark, aged 33, he is the youngest artist to have achieved this honour.
UK Government assurance of weight and purity.