• 2008 Gold Britannia One Ounce Coin Reverse Lighthouse Britannia
    Lighthouse Britannia Reverse
  • 2008 Gold Britannia One Ounce Coin Obverse HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2008 Gold Britannia One Ounce Coin Reverse Lighthouse Britannia
  • 2008 Gold Britannia One Ounce Coin Obverse HM Queen Elizabeth II
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2008 1 oz Gold Britannia Bullion Coin

The 2008 gold Britannias feature a special design, exclusive to the 2008 gold coins. This is an investment gold product.

These cheap 1oz gold Britannias are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. With a face value of £100, each coin is struck in 22 carat (916.7 fine) fineness and contains one troy ounce of gold. The coins are VAT free.

For our lowest priced 22 carat Gold Britannias, click here, with premiums starting from 2.8%!

The UK Britannia Gold Bullion Coins comes loose but you can add a 33mm capsule or gift box to your order in the basket.


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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22 Carat or 24 Carat?

The 2008 Britannias are 22 carat gold which means they have a gold fineness of 91.67%. The rest of the composition of the coin is silver. Even though the fineness between certain Britannias are different, they will always contain one troy ounce of pure gold.

Gold Britannias

Gold bullion Britannia coins are the UK's most popular Capital Gains Tax exempt 1 Ounce gold coin.  Introduced by The Royal Mint in 1987, these British gold bullion coins have a face value of £100. Between 1987 - 2012, the coins were struck in 22 carat gold, from 2013 onwards, the coins have been struck in 24 carat gold. The coins all contain one troy ounce of gold whether they are struck in 22 carat gold (0.917) or 24 carat gold (0.9999). We actually prefer the earlier dated coins as the quality of the striking is far superior to more recent issues.


The fourth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin. The portrait was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.



The reverse design is exclusive to the 2008 Britannias. It was designed by John Bergdahl and shows Britannia's skirt transitioning into the waves of the sea. Britannia holds a shield and trident and a lighthouse is visible in the background. The stunning design features thick lines and bold text which make this one of the most popular Britannia designs. 


The design is often referred to as the 'Lighthouse Britannia', 'Britannia Skirt' or 'Britannia Wave' design. 


Weight / Size1 Ounce
Gold Weight Troy Ounces1
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerJohn Bergdahl
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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