The Royal Mint is one of the world’s oldest and most venerable organisations, with an unbroken history of coin production that dates back over 1,000 years. Throughout this time our reputation for both integrity and accuracy has always endured. This proud heritage means that bullion coins from The Royal Mint remain a byword for trust and reliability all over the world.
The Goddess Britannia is the symbol of the British nation. Britannia coins made debut on British coinage during the reign of Charles II, as new copper coins in 1672 depicting a beautiful Britania as the protector of the shores. Britannia has taken many different guises; Queen of the Seas, Warrior Queen, Peacemaker and Defender of the realm. She has graced the coinage of every British monarch since Charles II and continues in tradition.
The 2015 Britannia 1 oz Gold Coin contains one troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold (24 carat). Britannia is one of the world’s oldest coin icons and this classic design is recognised and respected across the world as a symbol of beauty, reliability and strength.