Gold Britannias were first issued in 1987, including proofs. Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987. This 1987 set contains a gold plated medallion with "Elizabeth R" and the date topped by a large crown, while the reverse design is a monkey, the Chinese lunar calendar symbol of the year.
From 1990, the mintage for the 4 coin sets has been very low. Many of the older sets which we offer represent a very good deal as they are at considerable savings compared with purchasing the current year's set direct from the Royal Mint.
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