Issued by The Royal Mint since 1987, Britannia gold coins have been produced in 24ct, a fineness of 999.9 since 2013. Up until 2013 Britannia gold coins were produced in 22ct.
Britannia coins bear feminine personification of Britain, renowned for her beauty, strength and integrity, was first issued in 1987, designed by Philip Nathan.
Four Groundbreaking security features in 2022 Britannia coins.
- The background of the design is a surface animation that reflects the flow of waves as it is moved and a new latent image switches between a trident or padlock dependent on the viewer’s perspective.
- Micro-text borders the design reads ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’ ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’.
- The Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been specially highlighted with tincture lines.
The fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by artist Jody Clark.