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British Britannia

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British Britannia Overview

The classic image of Britannia appearing on the reverse of the Britannia originated on Roman coins nearly 2000 years ago. Designed by sculptor Philip Nathan, “Standing Britannia” was introduced in 1987 on the gold Britannia coin, one of the world's most beautiful bullion coins.

Throughout history, the symbol of Britannia has also been portrayed seated on various British coins, including copper halfpennies and farthings of Charles II from 1672, bronze coins and fifty pence coins. From 1901 to 1935 she appeared standing on British Trade Dollars, and from 1902 to 1910, on the florins of Edward VII.

British Britannia Design

On the obverse is an image of a mature Elizabeth II, with the words ELIZABETH II DEI.GRATIA.REGINA. F. D. arcing around the top, and the words ONE HUNDRED POUNDS arcing at the bottom.

On the reverse is the Standing Britannia portrayed as a beautiful young woman, wearing the helmet of a centurion, and wrapped in a white garment. She is usually shown seated on a rock, holding a spear, and with a spiked shield propped beside her with the arcing words ONE OUNCE FINE GOLD BRITANNIA and the mint date. The designer's last name is under her feet.


Additional information

Gold Content

0.917 gold; 31.104g (alloyed with copper or silver depending on mint date)

Gross Weight


Coin Diameter

32.69 mm

Mint Dates

1987 – present

1 review for British Britannia

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike.B NY

    All the associates that assisted with order were very helpful. Especially when delivering to a storage vault that’s located in New York. I was shocked, but yet appreciated that the staff took the opportunity to verify with me if this delivery was corrected (in case of fraud activity). I was very pleased that they took this action and added a sense of security in doing business with Capital Gold Group. I will definitely be purchasing more orders from you all again soon.

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