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The British Gold Britannia

Weight: Spot Price: Buy Price:
1.00 oz $ 2,408.14 $ 2,494.83
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1 oz Gold Britannia Coins for Sale

The Britannia Gold Coin is a one-troy-ounce gold coin minted by the British Royal Mint.

The 1oz Britannia Gold Bullion Coin is a gold bullion coin that is 0.9999 pure and was first minted by the Royal Mint in 1987.

Since its launch over thirty years ago, the Britannia Gold Coin has become popular and trusted in the international gold market and with U.S. gold buyers. British Britannia gold coins are purchased by bought collectors and store of value bullion buyers.

Britannia Gold Coin Benefits

  • The Britannia 1oz Gold Bullion coin holds one troy ounce of 24 carat 999.9 fine gold.
  • It is a legal tender coin supported by the UK Treasury.
  • This coin has been minted since 1817 and is well-known and trusted globally.
  • Produced by the British Royal Mint, one of the world's top mints.
  • It has competitive pricing and premiums.
  • This coin is portable and serves as an internationally liquid form of financial insurance.

How to Buy a Gold Britannia Gold Coin?

Buying 1oz Britannia Gold coin is an easy and simple process. You can buy them online for Delivery or Storage using the BUY button or you can call our office to place your order over the phone.

We sell Gold Britannias and all major bullion coin and bar bullion formats and you can pay by bank wire, by credit card or by debit card.

We make a market in Britannias and offer fully insured delivery to our American clients throughout the United States from our depository partner vaults in Delaware.

Insured delivery of Gold Britannias, including monster boxes, to homes or offices is also popular and many clients do both - take delivery of some Gold Britannias and own the rest in Secure Storage.

Many of our U.S. clients opt to store their Gold Britannias in fully insured, offshore Secure Storage jurisdictions. We specialise in offering U.S. clients access to allocated and segregated bullion storage in secure non-bank vault partners in safer jurisdictions in the world such as Zurich, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

How much gold is in a Gold Britannia?

When launched in 1987, the Britannia was produced in a 22 karat gold format, giving a gold content of 91.67%, or a fineness of 0.9167. Since 2013 the Britannia has been manufactured as a 99.99% pure gold bullion coin.

The 1 oz Gold Britannia coin is legal tender in the UK and has a face value of £100, the largest face value on any UK coin. Additionally, The Royal Mint ultimately reports to the UK Treasury which stands over the coin’s authenticity. Each year, the Mint’s coins, including the gold Britannia are independently verified for authenticity and accuracy.

Therefore an investment in Gold Britannias is an investment in pure gold.

Britannia gold coins have a diameter of 38.61 mm, a thickness of between 1.58mm and 1.65mm, and reeded markings on the coin’s edge.

The reverse face of the coin features the well-known Britannia design by sculptor, Philip Nathan, created for the coin’s 1987 launch, and referred to as a “Standing Britannia’.

Around the scene in a circular inscription are the words “ONE OUNCE FINE GOLD BRITANNIA” and the year of issue.

Britannia’s Security features 

Britannias released since 2021 offer unrivalled security features. The four advanced security features are:

  • The latent image on the coin transforms from a padlock to Britannia's iconic trident.
  • Surface animation adds depth and movement to the background, featuring waves.
  • The micro-text serves a dual purpose of adding decoration and providing an extra layer of protection.
  • Britannia's shield proudly displays the Union flag, expertly accented with tincture lines.

The Royal Mint Britannia 2023 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin 

The Britannia 2023 one ounce gold bullion coin is a precious collectible that showcases the fifth and final effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This unique coin was released after her passing and features a 2023 stamp, a year that she never witnessed during her reign. It is an excellent option for UK investors seeking a secure and safe investment in gold and holds historical significance, making it a perfect choice for collectors.

Please note that we cannot guarantee which year you will receive when ordering Britannia coins. 

Minimum order value 5000 USD

Live Prices

Order Value Price Premium
$ 0 - $ 49,999 $ 2,494.83 3.60%
$ 50,000 - $ 99,999 $ 2,488.64 3.34%
$ 100,000 - $ 249,999 $ 2,482.45 3.09%
$ 250,000 - $ 399,999 $ 2,470.06 2.57%
$ 400,000 - $ 649,999 $ 2,457.68 2.06%
$ 650,000 - $ 749,999 $ 2,451.49 1.80%
$ 750,000 - $ 999,999 $ 2,445.29 1.54%
$ 1,000,000 + $ 2,439.10 1.29%

The History of Gold Britannias and The Royal Mint

The Gold Britannia is manufactured at The Royal Mint of the UK. Originally in the infamous Tower of London, The Royal Mint is now located in Llantrisant, South Wales, and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1968. The mint facility is located on a 35-acre site and is guarded by the Ministry of Defence Police.

The Mint manufactures coins and medals for approximately 60 countries each year and is the world’s leading export mint.The Royal Mint was originally established in 1279 and resided in the Tower of London. The Mint moved to larger facilities on nearby Tower Hill in London in 1811, before its second move to Wales in 1968.

In the years prior to 1987, the UK Treasury gave consideration to and planned a British one-ounce gold bullion coin that could compete on the international market with similar one-ounce gold coins issued by the U.S., Canadian, and South African national mints.

The Mint held a competition for the coin’s design, where 52 designs by 14 designers were submitted for consideration. It was this competition that sculptor Philip Nathan won when one of his design submissions was selected by the judging panel.

The new coin was formally announced by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer (and Master of the Mint), Nigel Lawson, and officially, Queen Elizabeth II, via the Privy Council Office, directed the Mint to produce the Britannia in 1987.

There have been a number of different Britannia images over the coin’s 26 year history. The original 1987 design was used every year until 1997 when a 10th-anniversary design was introduced, which featured Britannia on a two-horse chariot. This design also featured on the 2009 coin.


Buying Britannia gold coins is a low-cost way of diversifying an investment portfolio or bullion holding with the vital insurance of physical gold ownership.

The Britannia contains exactly 1 troy ounce of gold and so is easy for U.S. investors to value and price using the international real-time spot gold price. Gold Britannias are liquid with most major dealers including GoldCore making a market in them. They are portable and easy to store due to their compact size, and the one ounce divisibility allows buyers to sell a portion of their Gold Britannia holdings.

Whether you decide to take possession of your precious metals or have them stored safely on your behalf with a secure third party, Gold Britannias are an excellent bullion coin to own.

Gold Britannias typically command premiums of between 4% and 5% with GoldCore who offer some of the most competitive premiums for both deliveries in the U.S. and for secure international storage.