Britannia gold coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint since 1987.
Up until 2013 Britannia gold coins were produced in 22ct (0.917) the non-gold component being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. As of 2013, Britannia gold coins have been produced in a fineness of 0.9999.
Only the Royal Mint has the trademark to produce genuine Britannia coins. Britannia is the feminine personification of Britain, she is renowned for her beauty and symbolises Britain's strength and integrity, and is an enduring icon that has been used in the UK for over 2,000 years.
The fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, appears on coins from 2016. Designed by artist Jody Clark, aged 33, he is the youngest artist to have achieved this honour.
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