2013 Britannia (1/4 oz.) Gold Proof £25 Coin

Honours the indomitable spirit of the United Kingdom, reflected in the 2013 Britannia £25 Gold Proof Coin, a symbol of national unity and strength

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

Showcases Ian Rank-Broadley’s elegant effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, capturing Her grace and authority during Her reign

Encircles the Queen’s effigy with ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’, proclaiming Her noble titles


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


In the realm of numismatic treasures, the year 2013 saw the unveiling of the Britannia £25 Gold Proof Coin, a masterpiece that pays homage to Britain’s rich maritime history and its longstanding tradition of excellence in coinage. Minted from pure 24-Carat Gold and weighing one-quarter ounce, this coin stands as a testament to the pinnacle of minting craftsmanship and design.

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.

On the obverse, the coin proudly presents a sophisticated and regal portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by the renowned sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. This depiction adds a layer of dignity and elegance to the coin, reinforcing its status as a collector’s gem. Struck with meticulous attention to detail, the Britannia £25 Gold Proof Coin showcases the commitment to numismatic excellence. Employing polished blanks and carefully selected dies, the minting process ensures that each element of Britannia’s depiction and the effigy of the Queen is rendered with striking clarity and luminosity. With its limited mintage, this coin is a coveted piece among collectors worldwide.

The use of solid, fine 999.9 Gold not only underscores the coin’s purity and value but also its significance as a piece of British heritage. The Britannia £25 Gold Proof Coin is more than a mere collectable; it is a symbol of Britain’s maritime legacy, its enduring spirit, and its continuing journey of excellence and innovation. As a distinguished part of the Britannia series, this coin does not merely commemorate Britain’s historical narrative; it also stands as a beacon of the nation’s ongoing story of strength, unity, and maritime supremacy. It is an exquisite acquisition for coin enthusiasts and those who cherish Britain’s storied past and vibrant future.

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Denomination(1/4 oz.) £25


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