2001 Britannia & The Lion (1 oz.) Gold Proof £100 Coin

Highlights the powerful alliance between Britannia and the Lion, embodying the spirit of unity and strength in Britain

A striking representation of Britannia with the Lion at Her side, symbolising the nation’s resilience and protective prowess

Features the noble effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, showcasing Her sovereignty and the steadiness of Her rule

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the Queen’s visage, emphasising Her Royal titles and the country’s dedication to Her leadership


PF 69 exemplifying near-perfect quality and exceptional craftsmanship


In the grand tradition of commemorating national symbols and historical narratives, the year 2001 saw the unveiling of the splendid Britannia & The Lion Gold Proof £100 Coin. This striking coin is a testament to the unparalleled craftsmanship in the realm of numismatics, meticulously crafted from one ounce of 22-carat gold. It represents a fusion of heritage and artistic excellence, encapsulated in a precious metal of the finest quality.

The reverse side of this distinguished coin features the iconic image of Britannia alongside the noble Lion, both emblematic of British identity and pride. Britannia, with her steadfast gaze and poised demeanour, stands as a symbol of the nation’s enduring strength and spirit. The Lion, a long-standing emblem of courage and British majesty complements Britannia’s presence, together projecting a powerful image of unity and resilience. This design not only captures the essence of British symbolism but also pays homage to the country’s rich historical tapestry.

On the obverse, collectors are greeted with the regal portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, executed with remarkable detail. This portrait, a work of numismatic art, is the creation of renowned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, ensuring that each coin bears the mark of Royal approval and tradition.

Struck with meticulous attention to detail, the Britannia & The Lion Gold Proof £100 Coin showcases the pinnacle of minting excellence. The use of highly polished dies and blanks ensures that every nuance of Britannia and the lion, as well as the effigy of the Queen, is captured with striking clarity and lustre. With a strictly limited mintage, this coin is a coveted piece among collectors worldwide.

The composition of this coin, pure 22-carat gold, highlights its intrinsic value and the craftsmanship involved in its creation. It stands as a proud addition to the prestigious lineage of British commemorative Gold proof coins, celebrating not only the iconic figures of Britannia and the lion but also the spirit of national pride and historical legacy.

The Britannia & The Lion Gold Proof £100 Coin is more than a mere collector’s item; it is a piece of British heritage. It embodies the strength, courage, and unity that are at the core of the British identity, making it a valuable and meaningful acquisition for collectors and enthusiasts of British history and numismatics alike.

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