Since 2013, each gold Britannia bullion is minted from .9999 fine gold. Earlier gold coins were .9167 fineness. The coins obverse carries a likeness of Queen Elizabeth the Second. The reverse features the standing Britannia – the female personification of the British Isles used since Roman times more than 2000 years ago. The coins are denominated as £100 (100 British pounds).
The British Royal Mint has been operating nearly continuously for 1,100 years – producing beautiful gold coins for England and, later, the United Kingdom. Britannia 1 troy ounce gold coins are among the more recent issues.
The Royal Mint began production in 1987 and joined the ranks of other sovereign mints in producing a 1 oz gold bullion coin. This classic British gold coin design is recognized and respected across the world as a symbol of beauty, reliability and strength. Little wonder then that gold Britannia coins have been a popular choice ever since their introduction.
These British Gold coins are well crafted and offer the trust and assurance that comes with coinage by one of the world’s oldest and best recognized mints. Each coin is backed by the government of the United Kingdom for weight and purity.
These coins can be held in your IRA. They are among the most lowest priced gold bullion coins on the market. Compare it to US Mint coins such as the gold American Eagle, and you will see how well priced they are. Consider adding one (or more) to your gold holding today – you will not be disappointed.