1998 Britannia (1 oz.) Gold Proof £100 Coin

Theme Celebrates British pride and heritage, featuring the iconic figure of Britannia, a symbol of the nation’s strength and integrity

Exquisite depiction of Britannia holding a trident and shield, representing protection and maritime sovereignty, designed by Philip Nathan

The elegant effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, showcasing Her grace and the stability of Her monarchy

Bears the inscription ‘BRITANNIA 1998’ encircling the effigy, marking its historical significance


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



In 1998, the world of numismatics was graced with the introduction of the Britannia £100 Gold Proof Coin. This exceptional coin is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, minted from one full ounce of 22-Carat Gold, embodying both purity and prestige. The coin’s weight and composition speak volumes of its intrinsic value and desirability among collectors.

The reverse side of the coin proudly features the iconic image of Britannia, the personification of Britain, in a majestic pose that captures her strength and enduring spirit. This design, rich in symbolism, portrays Britannia with her traditional attributes: the shield, emblematic of protection; the trident, signifying maritime sovereignty; and the olive branch, a symbol of peace. Such imagery eloquently conveys the values and heritage of the British Isles, resonating deeply with collectors and patriots alike.

The obverse of the coin features an elegant and precise portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by the renowned sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. His design, introduced in 1998, is notable for its realistic depiction of the Queen, showing her wearing the royal diadem (crown) used for state occasions, along with earrings and a necklace. The portrait is accompanied by the inscription of the Queen’s name and the denomination of the coin. Rank-Broadley’s portrait is appreciated for its detail and was a significant aspect of UK coinage, representing the fourth major portrait of the Queen used on British currency.

Created with extraordinary precision and skill, the Britannia £100 Gold Proof Coin is a testament to the expertise in British minting. The use of specially chosen dies and finely polished blanks ensures that each detail of Britannia and the Queen’s likeness is rendered with remarkable clarity and lustre.

The mintage of this coin is highly limited, enhancing its exclusivity and appeal. The Britannia £100 Gold Proof Coin, with its pure Gold composition, stands as a symbol of Britain’s enduring legacy and maritime supremacy. It is not just a collector’s item but a piece of art that commemorates Britain’s historical strength and dignity.

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