2013 Britannia (1/100 oz.) Gold Proof £1 Coin

Marks the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, celebrating Her historic reign and the UK’s evolving legacy.

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.

Refined depiction of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, reflecting Her grace and authority in Her Diamond Jubilee year.

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the Royal effigy, affirming Her enduring titles.




In the grand tradition of celebrating Britain’s rich cultural heritage, 2013 heralded the release of the splendid Britannia £1 Gold Proof Coin, a part of the illustrious Britannia series. This coin, crafted with extraordinary finesse, is composed of solid 24-Carat Gold, featuring a minute yet remarkable one-hundredth of an ounce of the purest, highest quality gold. The reverse of this exquisite coin showcases Britannia, the enduring symbol of Britain’s stoic spirit and noble values.

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.

Struck with the highest level of precision and attention to detail, this coin is a testament to the artistry and expertise in the field of numismatics. The coin-making process employs specially chosen dies and polished blanks to guarantee that each coin is a flawless representation of numismatic excellence. With a strictly limited mintage, the Britannia £1 Gold Proof Coin is a rare and exclusive treasure. Its composition of solid, fine 999.9 gold emphasises its purity and substantial value, making it a coveted item for collectors.

This coin is a distinguished addition to the Britannia series, celebrating not only Britain’s historical legacy but also the timeless virtues represented by Britannia herself. The 2013 Britannia £1 Gold Proof Coin transcends its status as a mere collector’s item. It is a symbol of national identity, resilience, and the enduring spirit of Britain, making it an invaluable acquisition for both coin aficionados and those who cherish the rich tapestry of British history. It stands as a testament to the elegance and strength of Britannia, capturing the heart and soul of Britain in a single, magnificent piece.

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