Brand new and uncirculated 2021 edition 1/10 ounce gold Britannia coins.
Design of the 2021 Gold Tenth Ounce Britannia
The front of each coin features an image of Queen Elizabeth II in the middle. The coin's face value of £10 and the word 'Elizabeth II' are written around the edge of the coin.
The reverse side of each coin features an image of Lady Britannia walking, with the ocean waves behind her. In one hand she carries a trident, and in the other a shield with an image of the Union Jack on it. The coin's year of minting, size and purity are written around it, inscribed as 'Britannia, 2021, 1/10 Oz, 999.9 fine, gold'. These coins are 24 karat gold bullion, making them some of the purest gold coins available in the precious metals market today.
Investing in Gold Britannias
The gold Britannia coin was first launched by the Royal Mint in 1987, and was the UK's first official one ounce gold coin. The UK has also released the Sovereign, which has been available for over 200 years, however this coin is only 7.3 grams, not 1 ounce. Since that time the UK has released the Britannia in silver and in platinum, in response to the coin's popularity with gold and silver investors.
The gold Britannia is unique, particularly for UK residents, as no Capital Gains Tax is owed on any profits earned by British residents. This makes the coins particularly popular with UK residents.
The face value of each 1/10 Oz Gold Britannia is £10, which means that the UK government guarantees these coins to that value, although the gold value of the coin is far greater.
The Britannia coin series is available in gold in 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes, with one ounce gold Britannias being the most popular size. These coins are also available in 1 Oz size in tubes of 10 and monster boxes of 100 coins, for investors wishing to buy larger amounts of gold Britannias.