All British Gold Coins
British Gold Coins at BGASC
Gold stands as the premier choice for savvy investors seeking to safeguard their wealth. BGASC offers an array of gold products from various mints globally, including gold coins and bars in diverse forms. Among the esteemed producers, the Royal Mint holds a distinguished position. Below, explore a comprehensive overview of the British Gold Coins available from BGASC.
British Gold Sovereign Coins
Originating from the Great Recoinage of 1817, the contemporary British Gold Sovereign serves as the bullion rendition of the historic Gold Sovereign that circulated in the United Kingdom from 1817 to the early 20th century. The modern British Gold Sovereign is a 22-karat gold coin with a gold content of 91.67% per coin. For several decades, it featured Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy until her passing in September 2022. In early 2023, Gold Sovereigns with a portrait of King Charles III were introduced, marking a historic shift. Over 200 years since its introduction, the Gold Sovereign predominantly showcases Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic 1817 depiction of St. George slaying a dragon on the reverse, with occasional replacements for commemorative occasions.
British Gold Britannia Coins
The cornerstone of the Royal Mint’s numismatic offerings is the British Gold Britannia coin. Introduced in 1987 with a gold content of .917 fine gold, the coins transitioned to 24-karat pure gold with .9999 fine gold content in 2013. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, the Gold Britannia boasts remarkable features:
- Available in individual plastic capsules, mint tubes of 10 coins, or boxes of 100.
- Contains 1 Troy oz. of .9999 pure gold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Face value of 100 GBP, fully backed by the British government.
The design of the Gold Britannia remains consistent, featuring the enduring image of Britannia on the reverse and various portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Notably, from 2023 onward, King Charles III is showcased on the Gold Britannias with a left-profile relief, sans crown, in accordance with tradition for new monarchs.
Unique Britannia Coins
Complementing the collection are distinctive Gold Britannia coins, such as the 2016 British Gold Britannia Monkey Privy Edge coin. This edition features Britannia wearing a Corinthian helmet, holding a trident and a shield with the Union Jack on the reverse. The privy mark on the coin’s milled edge honors the Chinese Lunar Calendar’s Year of the Monkey, adding a unique touch to the iconic design. The Royal Mint also introduced a 30th-anniversary edition in 2017, featuring enhanced security features like a high-security radial sunburst to deter counterfeiting.
MintID Gold Britannias
The British Gold Britannia, a leading global gold bullion coin, received a secure upgrade in 2020 with MintID packaging. Utilizing NFC microchip and encryption technology, MintID ensures secure bullion for investors. The MintID blistercard contains BU specimens from the Royal Mint Series, featuring tamper-evident microchips with 128-bit encryption. The MintID app allows instant authentication without requiring sensitive personal or financial information.
Myths & Legends Gold
A recent addition from the Royal Mint, the Myths & Legends Series delves into British folklore and mythology. This series features three-coin issues dedicated to figures like Robin Hood, Little John, Maid Marian, King Arthur, Merlin, and Morgan Le Fay.
The Gold Coins of the Shengxiao Series
Launched in 2014, the Shengxiao Series celebrates the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Each year, the Royal Mint releases coins featuring the animal of the Zodiac, including the Year of the Horse, Year of the Goat, and Year of the Monkey gold coins. All coins consist of .9999 pure gold, with face values in GBP.
The Gold Coins of the Queen’s Beast Collection
The British Queens Beast Coin program, introduced in 2016, features a planned 10-design series representing animals from the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. Available in gold and silver, the collection includes the 1 oz gold coin, 1/4 oz gold coin, 2 oz silver bullion coin, 10 oz silver coin, and 1 oz platinum coin. Each coin in the series shares the same obverse and reverse designs, with the 2016 Queen’s Beast Lion being the inaugural release.
Gold Coins in the Tudor Beasts Series
Exploring the rich history of the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603), the Tudor Beasts Series offers gold coins in both 1 oz and 1/4 oz options. Each coin is presented in protective packaging, and the Proof Gold Tudor Beasts coins come in a wooden presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Gold Coins of the British Music Legends Series
Introduced in 2020, this series pays tribute to legendary British musical acts. The primary gold option is the 1 oz gold coin with a limited mintage of 2,500 coins. The series includes designs honoring Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, and The Rolling Stones.
Gold Coins of the Royal Arms Series
Debuted in 2019, the Royal Arms Series features the official seal of the United Kingdom on the reverse. Available in 1 oz and 1/10 oz options, these coins showcase Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the Royal Coat of Arms on the reverse.
Buy British Gold at BGASC
Explore the rich history and diverse offerings of British Gold Coins with BGASC, your reliable partner in precious metal acquisitions. If you have inquiries about any of the featured coins, the BGASC customer service team is ready to assist you through various channels, including phone (888-992-4272), web chat, and email.