1997 Britannia Anniversary (1/4 oz.) Gold Proof £25 Coin

Marks the 10th Anniversary of the Britannia series, honouring Britain’s historic symbol and its evolving journey

Iconic Britannia depiction by Philip Nathan, epitomising national pride and Britain’s historical strength

A dignified effigy by Raphael Maklouf featuring his third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, reflecting Her grace and enduring sovereignty

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircling the Queen’s portrait, underscoring Her Royal majesty and titles


PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In honour of the 10th anniversary of the Britannia coin series, the year 1997 marked the release of the splendid Britannia Anniversary £25 Gold Proof Coin. This exceptional piece is meticulously crafted from solid 22-Carat Gold, weighing a quarter of an ounce of the purest, highest quality Gold.

The reverse of the coin features an intricate depiction of Britannia, symbolising the strength and integrity of Britain. In this particular edition, Britannia is portrayed standing proud in her chariot, being drawn along the seashore by two horses, a design that captures the essence of British resilience and the unyielding spirit of the nation

On the obverse, the coin proudly displays an intricate and refined effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an artistic work by the renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf. This portrait is a testament to the Queen’s unwavering grace and poise, enhancing the coin’s regal essence.

Striking this coin involved meticulous attention to detail and precision in craftsmanship. Utilising specially selected dies and highly polished blanks, the coinage process ensures that each aspect of Britannia and the Queen’s portrayal is rendered with exceptional clarity and radiance.

With its limited production run globally, the Britannia Anniversary £25 Gold Proof Coin is a rare and prestigious collectable. The coin’s composition of solid, fine 916.7 Gold highlights its purity and significant value. This coin is not merely a tribute to the 10-year legacy of the Britannia series; it is a symbol of Britain’s history, strength, and enduring values.

Weight (grams)8.514g
Maximum Mintage923
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerRaphael Maklouf
Reverse DesignerPhilip Nathan
Denomination(1/4 oz.) £25
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 69
SecurityNGC Certified


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