Today is the day the Royal Mint launches its 2024 Britannia bullion coin range in all its expansive glory. This iconic design is well known to collectors and stackers, and for us, remains one of the very best designs in its field to this day, despite a debut way back in 1987. The range encompasses ten formats, with four in gold, four in silver, and a pair in platinum. Some are available today (shipping 26/09), the rest over the next few months, so check out the spec table for more on that. We’ll leave the rest of the description to the mint itself.
PRESS RELEASE: The Royal Mint, official maker of UK coins and the home of precious metals, has today launched the full gold editions and the 1oz silver edition of the 2024 Britannia bullion coin range, featuring the official coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III on the obverse of each coin. The Britannia is the world’s most visually secure bullion coin, with four visual security features enabling customers to verify the product is authentic by rotating it in the light. The 2024 range is anticipated to be popular with investors and collectors.
Britannia has long featured on British coins and has been The Royal Mint’s flagship bullion coin since it was first introduced in 1987. The design was created by sculptor Philip Nathan, who was challenged with creating the stunning incarnation of Britannia for a new bullion coin. His beautifully bold Britannia is presented with carefully chosen symbols to reflect the nation’s values – a shield for protection, an olive branch for peace and a trident for her maritime links. The internationally recognised design is highly regarded, and only The Royal Mint is able to strike Britannia coins featuring Philip Nathan’s 1987 interpretation of the icon.