The Royal Mint has launched a new gold bullion coin within the popular Britannia series which includes for the first time, an incused or recessed design of a galloping horse repeated on the edge. Following the highly successful launch of an “edge struck” silver Britannia coin last year, the Royal Mint has now introduced a new gold Britannia bullion coin for 2014 which bears an intricate horse design around its smooth edge replacing the usual reeded edge.
Last year The Royal Mint announced a strategic partnership with precious metals dealer A-Mark to distribute a version of their traditional 1oz Silver Britannia Bullion coin, specially designed to celebrate the Chinese ‘Year of the Snake’, which also included the launch of a new fineness of .9999 gold and .999 silver in their highly-regarded bullion range.
The exclusive arrangement with Santa Monica-based A-Mark saw Britain’s oldest manufacturing organization achieving two new pioneering ‘firsts’ in line with their mission to remain at the forefront of progressive world minting. It was the first time that the 1100 year-old Royal Mint’s classic 1oz Silver Britannia was embellished with a symbol from the Chinese lunar calendar, and the first time that this legendary coin, bearing Philip Nathan’s instantly-recognizable ‘Britannia’, carried any part of a design around its smooth edge.
|2 Pounds||.999 silver||31.1035||38.6 mm.||Bullion||n/a|
|50 Pounds||.999.9 gold||31.103 grams||38.6 mm.||Bullion||n/a|
The Royal Mint’s ‘Year of the Horse’ Britannia coins are available in 1oz silver or 1oz gold exclusively from A-Mark at www.amark.com.
For information on the Royal Mint’s own range of bullion related gold and silver coins and limited edition proof gold & silver Britannia’s, please this section of their website. Information offered in English – international orders dispatched.