Gold Britannia Coin Information

If your looking to buy gold britannia coins please check our dedicated page by clicking here. You can also follow this link to our Britannia gold bullion coin section.

One Ounce of Gold

Many countries now issue a one ounce bullion coin, to be sold at a very low premium over the intrinsic gold value. The British version is the Britannia. Britannias were introduced in 1987, in four weights from one ounce to fractional sizes of half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce.
Britannias must rank amongst the world's most beautiful bullion coins. Both proof and bullion versions have been issued every year from 1987, although most of the proof coins are only available as part of complete sets.

Britannia - A New Design With A 2000 Year Old Tradition

Britannia first appeared as a reverse type on Roman coins almost 2000 years ago. She reappeared on copper halfpennies and farthings of Charles II from 1672, and continued to appear on bronze coins until decimalisation, when she jumped ship onto the new fifty pence coins.
Britannia is usually portrayed seated, but in 1901 to 1935 she appeared standing on British Trade Dollars, and from 1902 to 1910, also on the florins of Edward VII. The new "Standing Britannia" used on the gold britannia coins was designed by sculptor Philip Nathan.

VAT Free From January 2000

In Britain investment gold coins became VAT free.

Technical Specifications

The following table summarises the specifications of all the sizes.

Size Face Value Diameter Weight Alloy Gold Content Gold Content
    mms Grams /1.000 Grams Troy Ounces
One Ounce (1987 - 2012) £100 32.69 34.0500 .917 31.104 1.0000
One Ounce (2013) £100 38.61 31.2100 .9999 31.104 1.0000
One Ounce (2014 - to present) £100 32.69 31.2100 .9999 31.104 1.0000
Half £50 27.00 17.0250 .917 15.552 0.5000
Quarter £25 22.00 8.5130 .917 7.776 0.2500
Tenth £10 16.50 3.4120 .917 3.110 0.1000

The 1/12th of the alloy which is not gold, is copper for issues until 1989, and silver from 1990.
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.

Britannia Proof Issues

In every year, The Royal Mint have produced proof versions of the Britannia. These are usually available only in sets of all four sizes, and in pairs of the two smallest sizes. We occasionally have one or more sets available, please take a look at our Britannia Proof Sets page.

Full Alphabetical Index of Products

You can find all of our gold Britannias by clicking here and browsing the online catalogue. Alternatively our entire backdated gold and silver range can be found on this link. We provide a full breakdown in the table below with appropriate hyperlinks.

Alphabetical
Bullion Britannias
Buy - Sell Britannia Proof Sets
Dates - Half Ounce
Dates - One Ounce
Dates - Quarter Ounce
Dates - Tenth ounce
Designs on Britannias
Half Sovereign and Tenth Britannia Sets
Proof Britannia Sets
Proof Tenth Ounce Coins - £10
Proof Quarter Ounce Coins - £25
Proof Half Ounce Coins - £50
Proof One Ounce Coins - £100
Proof 2 Coin Sets
Specifications
Type Sets
Weight or Size Sets

Dated Index

Please click on the prices to be taken to the correct product

Date 1 oz Bullion Proof Set Proof 1 oz
1987 £1,040.76 £1,974.97 (4 Coin) £1,076.89
1988 £1,040.76 £1,948.99 (4 Coin) £1,200.00
1989 £1,040.76 £1,974.97 (4 Coin)  
1990 £1,040.76 £2,113.57 (4 Coin)  
1991 £1,040.76    
1992 £1,020.71 £2,165.54 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1993 £1,040.76 £2,173.09 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1994 £1,040.76 £2,252.16 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1995 £1,020.71 £2,044.27 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1996 £1,040.76 £1,992.30 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1997 £1,040.71 £2,165.49 (4 Coin)  
1998 Not Issued £2,078.87 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
1999   £1,992.25 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2000 £1,040.76 £2,078.92 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2001 £1,040.71 £2,044.26 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2002 £1,040.70 £1,992.24 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2003 £1,040.70 £1,992.29 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2004 £1,040.70 £1,948.98 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2005 Not Issued £1,948.98 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2006 Not Issued £2,165.53 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2007 £1,040.75 £2,113.55 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2008 £1,040.75 £2,338.76 (4 Coin) Issued as part of set
2009 £1,040.75 £2,338.76 (4 Coin)  
2010 £1,040.75 £2,425.38 (4 Coin)  
2011 £1,040.75 £2,425.38 (4 Coin)  
2012 £1,030.11    
2013 £1,020.75 £2,750.00 (5 Coin)  
2014 £1,020.75    
2015 £1,020.70    
2016 £1,020.75    
2017 £1,020.70 £3,300.00 (6 Coin)  
2018 From £963.11    
Date Proof 0.25 oz Proof 0.1 oz
1987 £304.34 £140.46
1988   £140.46
1989   £140.46
1990   £140.46
1991   £140.46
1992   £140.46
1993   £140.46
1994    
1995   £140.46
1996   £140.46
1997   £140.46
1998   £140.46
1999    
2000    
2001 £304.34 £140.46
2002 £304.33 £140.46
2003   £140.46
2004 £304.33 £140.46
2005   £140.46
2006   £140.46
2007   £140.46
2008 £304.38 £140.46
2009 £304.38 £140.46
2010 £304.33 £140.46
2011   £140.46
2012   £140.46
2013    
2014    
2015    
2016    
2017 £450.00  
2018