Britannia coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint in gold since 1987
Britannia gold coins contain one troy ounce of gold and have a face value of £100. Gold Britannias also are issued in fractional sizes of one-half, one-quarter, and one-tenth of a troy ounce and with face values of £50, £25, and £10 respectively. In 2013 two additional sizes were introduced, a five-ounce coin of face value £500, and a fractional size of one-twentieth of face value £5.
Britannia coins are CGT exempt in the United Kingdom and our gold Britannia coins are VAT free for non-VAT registered individuals.
If you live in the UK, the Hallmarking Act 1973 stipulates that any item of gold weighing over 1g must be hallmarked. This is your guarantee that the item contains (at minimum) the amount of gold stated.
The Royal Mint celebrates different occasions and dates in British history by issuing a commemorative coin. Of course, the gold Britannia has also enjoyed many special issues. One of the more recent special editions was the 30th-anniversary gold issue, which was priced at £1048 in 2017.
Another special issue worthy of mention is the 8mm coin. This is a proof coin, which is considered to be the smallest Britannia ever minted. The coin contains 1/40 parts of an ounce of gold. The mintage was only 1500 coins and is very desirable to collectors.
The Investment Specialists at Campbell Coyle Gems can provide you with guidance on which Britannia gold coins you should buy, at what price and when.