1990 Britannia Gold Proof 4 Coin Set

Marks the 40th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, celebrating her steady leadership and the nation’s progress.

Features the iconic Britannia figure, designed by Philip Nathan, representing Britain’s spirit of independence and maritime dominance.

Depicts a graceful effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by Raphael Maklouf, illustrating her regal presence in the early years of her reign.

Inscription Detail: ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the portrait, asserting her majestic titles and heritage.


PF 70


In 1990, a distinguished and elegant four-coin set was released, known as the “1990 Britannia Gold Proof 4 Coin Set.” This exquisite collection features a range of Britannia coins, each finely crafted in different weights and denominations. The set includes the Britannia Gold Proof £10 Coin (1/10 oz.), £25 Coin (1/4 oz.), £50 Coin (1/2 oz.), and the prominent £100 Coin (1 oz.), all minted with the precision and artistry characteristic of British numismatics.

  1. 1990 Britannia (1/10 oz.) Gold Proof £10 Coin: The smallest in the set, this £10 coin is a beautifully detailed piece, struck in 22-Carat Gold. It portrays the iconic figure of Britannia, symbolising Britain’s enduring strength and history, captured in a compact yet intricate design.
  2. 1990 Britannia (1/4 oz.) Gold Proof £25 Coin: The £25 coin, with a quarter-ounce of gold, provides a larger portrayal of Britannia. This coin is a tribute to Britain’s rich maritime heritage and its status as a seafaring nation, represented through the majestic image of Britannia.
  3. 1990 Britannia (1/2 oz.) Gold Proof £50 Coin: Featuring half an ounce of gold, the £50 coin in this set magnifies the grandeur and elegance of the Britannia design. It reflects the nation’s cultural richness and historical depth, embodied in the figure of Britannia.
  4. 1990 Britannia (1 oz.) Gold Proof £100 Coin: The most substantial coin in the set, the £100 piece, is a full ounce of pure gold. It boasts a striking depiction of Britannia, encapsulating the nation’s majesty and legacy. This coin, as the centrepiece, exemplifies the zenith of minting artistry and craftsmanship.

Each coin in the “1990 Britannia Gold Proof 4 Coin Set” is graded PF 70/PF 69, denoting its perfect quality and exceptional finish. This set represents a blend of historical reverence and numismatic beauty, celebrating Britannia, a figure that has been an emblem of British identity for centuries. The coins are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of British history and the excellence of its coinage.

CollectionCoin sets, Britannia
Set4 Set
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
Obverse Designer
Reverse Designer
CountryUnited Kingdom
SecurityNGC Certified


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