2008 Britannia Gold Proof 4-Coin Set
This 2008 Britannia gold proof four coin set features a reverse design by engraver, John Bergdahl. It shows a standing Britannia - the hem of her dress transformed into waves.
This 2008 Britannia gold proof four coin set consists of 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz gold coins. The total gold weight of the set is 1.85 troy ounces.
These coins are struck from 22 carat gold (0.917 fineness) and come in a wooden presentation box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
1,250 of these sets were issued.
The proof Britannia gold sets are usually released each year in August or later. Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987.
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The coins in the sets have on the obverse the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, approved for use on United Kingdom coins from 1998.
The reverse of the gold Britannia is a new design for 2008. The new design features a left facing standing Britannia by engraver John Bergdahl. She holds the trident in her right hand and a large shield in front of her. The hem of her dress has been transformed into waves. The engraver's initials JB are set below the lighthouse in the background.
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1.85|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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