2008 Britannia 1/4 Ounce Gold Bullion Coin.
Featuring a special Britannia design exclusive to this year, this British legal tender coin is a favourite with both collectors and investors.
The coins are struck in 22 carat fineness and contain one quarter of a troy ounce of gold. They are VAT free and exempt from captial gains tax.
Gold Britannia coins were first issued in 1987 as a British alternative to popular bullion coins such as Krugerrands and Maples. In one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce sizes, the new Britannia bullion coins had a face value of £100, £50, £25, and £10 each respectively.
Fractional ounce gold coins typically offer higher premiums than the full one ounce gold coins, due to the 1oz coins being popular as an investment gold product. Few bullion houses deal with fractional ounce coins due to the fact that smaller coins tend to be bought in singles, so do not want the bother of handling small quantities of low value coins.
The fourth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin.
ELIZABETH II . D . G REG . FID . DEF . 25 POUNDS
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.
BRITANNIA 2008 1/4 OUNCE FINE GOLD
The design is often referred to as the 'Lighthouse Britannia', 'Britannia Skirt' or 'Britannia Wave' design.
|Weight / Size||0.25 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.25|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||John Bergdahl|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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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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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows
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.
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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.
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