The first Britannia gold proof 5 coin set was issued in 2013. It was also, the first year that the Britannia coins were struck in 24ct, 0.999 gold which brought them in line with other World Mints.
The 2013 gold Britannias are minted in 24 carat or 0.9999 gold. Previous years were struck in 22 carat or 0.917 gold. These coins are classed as investment gold and are exempt from VAT. They are legal tender Sterling and are Capital Gains Tax (C.G.T.) exempt. The set has a limited edition presentation of 250, meaning that The Royal Mint has only issued 250 of these sets in this specific style.
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The coins in the sets have the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley on the obverse. This portrait was used on United Kingdom coins from 1998 until 2015.
Whilst the bullion versions of the coin retain the Philip Nathan design, the proof versions will now feature designs by contemporary British artists, in order to mark a new era for the coin. The 2013 proof coin is designed by Robert Hunt and shows a seated Britannia. The owl on the coin draws from Roman tradition and represents wisdom. An owl is commonly associated with the greek goddesses Minerva or Athena.
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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 gold 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
Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.
Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £9.
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.
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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.
Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee
Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee.
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