2013 Britannia (1/10 oz.) Gold Proof £10 Coin

Honouring Britannia, the embodiment of Britain’s identity, strength, and spirit

Features a powerful depiction of Britannia by Robert Hunt. This elegant interpretation carries a distinctly ancient Greek ambience, further emphasised by the incorporation of an owl. The owl represents wisdom, prestige, and prosperity

Features a sophisticated portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, exemplifying regal grace and authority

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’, encircling the Queen’s effigy, affirming Her sovereign titles and stature




2013 proudly celebrated Britain’s illustrious maritime heritage and its renowned tradition of numismatic artistry with the release of the Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin. This exquisite piece, minted from 24-Carat Gold and weighing one-tenth of an ounce, embodies the pinnacle of coin crafting and design, paying tribute to the nation’s spirit and its historic achievements at sea.

The reverse side of the coin features the iconic image of Britannia, the enduring symbol of Britain’s stoic spirit and maritime prowess. She is depicted with her traditional attributes: a Corinthian helmet, resting upon her head, evoking her warrior aspect; the owl, signifying wisdom, prestige and prosperity; and a trident, symbolising Britain’s naval dominance. This portrayal of Britannia not only captures her as a guardian of the Isles but also celebrates the nation’s indomitable resolve and its rich naval heritage.

The obverse features a dignified and detailed portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by the esteemed sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. This portrayal adds a layer of regality and sophistication to the coin, highlighting its status as a treasured collector’s item.

Minted with an unwavering commitment to excellence, the Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin exemplifies the Royal Mint’s mastery in coinage. The use of polished blanks and select dies during the minting process ensures that every detail of Britannia’s figure and the effigy of the Queen is captured with remarkable precision and brilliance.

This coin, with its limited issuance, is highly sought after by collectors around the globe. Crafted from solid, fine 999.9 Gold, it underscores not only the coin’s intrinsic value and purity but also its significance as a cherished piece of Britain’s numismatic history. The Britannia £10 Gold Proof Coin transcends its role as a collectable to become a symbol of Britain’s rich maritime history, its unyielding spirit, and its legacy of excellence and innovation in the field of coinage.

As a proud addition to the Britannia series, this coin celebrates more than just Britain’s storied naval past; it stands as a testament to the nation’s ongoing saga of strength, unity, and maritime supremacy. It is an invaluable piece for coin collectors and enthusiasts of Britain’s rich history and promising future.

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Denomination(1/10 oz.) £10


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