The Royal Mint have announced that they will offer a range of fractional gold coins in the “Britannia” series which are enclosed in new packaging. The range of smaller coins is aimed at both the smaller investor as well as anyone wanting a more easily divisible portfolio. The Royal Mint’s bullion offerings have also recently seen the launch of a trading website at royalmintbullion.com and the addition of Royal Mint Refinery branded gold and silver bars.
The introduction of Britannia fractional coins in new secure credit card sized packaging and the launch of their own trading website is designed to make bullion coins even more accessible for those looking to access the precious metals market. The VAT-free status of gold coins in the United Kingdom and the fact that all UK coins are capital gains tax free for UK residents continues to appeal.
All the bullion gold coins are available to purchase in a range of packaging styles and quantities, either individually in the new credit card-sized sealed protective single packaging, in protective tubes of 10, 20 or 25 coins, or in sheets of 20 capsules.
|2 Pounds||.999 silver||31.2 grams||38.6 mm.||Bullion strike||unlimited|
|10 Pounds||999.9 Gold||28.2 grams||16.5 mm.||Bullion strike||Unlimited|
|25 Pounds||999.9 Gold||155.5 grams||22 mm.||Bullion strike||Unlimited|
|50 Pounds||999.9 Gold||155.5 grams||27 mm.||Bullion strike||Unlimited|
|100 Pounds||999.9 Gold||31.103gms||32.69 mm.||Bullion strike||Unlimited|
Britannia, the female representation of Britain, has a long history on British coinage. She is the embodiment of the nation she has represented for almost 2,000 years, ever since the Romans invaded the isles and claimed them as the province of Britannia. She first appeared on the Roman coins of Emperor Hadrian circa AD 119 and was revived for the coinage of Charles II in 1672. A new representation of Britannia was also returned to British circulation coinage when it was announced that the reverse of the £2 coin would include Britannia from 2015 onwards.
For more information on these and other coins offered by the Royal Mint, please visit their website at: http://www.royalmintbullion.com/