1987 Britannia (1/10 oz.) Gold Proof £10 Coin

Marks the inaugural release of the Britannia Gold coin series, celebrating British heritage and pride through the iconic figure of Britannia.

Features the renowned figure of Britannia holding a trident and shield, symbolising the nation’s naval strength and protective might.

Depicts the elegant effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, showcasing Her grace and the stability of Her reign.

The inscription ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircling the Queen’s image, a testament to Her royal stature.


PF 69 exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In 1987, the United Kingdom celebrated the introduction of the Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin, marking a significant moment in numismatic history. This exquisite coin is struck from 22-Carat Gold, weighing one-tenth of an ounce, and epitomises the pinnacle of minting craftsmanship.

The reverse features the iconic image of Britannia, the personification of the British Isles, standing steadfastly with Her shield and trident. This symbol, deeply rooted in British tradition, embodies the strength and spirit of a nation, reflecting its maritime dominance and unyielding resolve.

The obverse presents an elegant portrayal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, captured with remarkable detail by the skilled artist Raphael Maklouf. This depiction of the Queen adds a layer of solemnity and grace to the coin, enhancing its allure as a collector’s piece.

Produced with a meticulous attention to detail, the Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin is the result of an advanced minting process that involves the use of specially selected dies and highly polished planchets. This technique ensures that each coin showcases exceptional clarity, with every nuance of Britannia and the Queen’s effigy rendered in stunning relief against a mirror-like background.

With a strictly limited mintage, this coin is a coveted item among collectors and enthusiasts of British heritage. Its composition of solid, fine 22-Carat Gold not only underscores its beauty but also its value as an investment. The 1987 Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin stands as a tribute to Britain’s enduring legacy, capturing the essence of its national symbol with dignity and elegance. It remains a prized possession for those who appreciate the rich tapestry of British history and the artistry of coinage, celebrating the timeless bond between Britannia and the people she represents.

Weight (grams)
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerRaphael Maklouf
Reverse DesignerPhilip Nathan
Denomination(1/10 oz.) £10
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 69
SecurityNGC Certified


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