Gold & Silver Britannia Proofs Return With New One-Year-Only Design for 2020
Great Britain’s Royal Mint introduced its premier Gold Britannia bullion series in 1987 and followed it up 10 years later with the Silver Britannia series in 1997. Today, the Britannia coins are among the most premier names in precious metal coinage. And while the bullion edition of the Britannia has kept its same design since 2013, each year brings an exciting new design to the Britannia Proof releases — and 2020’s edition is no different! With a new contemporary design, we’re proud to bring you this 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set!
The new one-year-only design for 2020 depicts Britannia standing on the shore of her homeland, a warrior goddess armed with a trident, shield and Corinthian helmet. The British flag proudly waves in the background as a coastal breeze seems to be blowing her garments as waves crash around her feet. It’s a wonderful design in a set that consists of a pair of one-ounce coins struck in highly pure 99.9% fine silver — one a Proof and the other a Reverse Proof coin — plus an additional quarter-ounce gold Proof struck in 99.99% pure gold.
The gold proof in this set is £25 (twenty-five pounds) legal tender in the United Kingdom and is from a limited edition of 1,155 coins. Both silver proofs are £2 (two pounds) legal tender with the proof coming from a limited edition of 4,960 coins and the Reverse Proof from a mintage of just 690. A Reverse Proof differs from a regular Proof coin in that instead of beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields, it features mirrored details rising over frosted fields.
Plus, each coin in this set has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coins will showcase impressive full strikes and indistinguishable imperfections — well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series. In addition, NGC has further certified that that this set is “One of First 75 Struck.” Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled “First Struck” is only a fraction of the total mintage.
Like the others that came before them, the coins in this 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set still stand tall, representing the ideals of pride, fortitude and progress — an enduring symbol of British strength. Whether you’re new to the Britannia series or a longtime collector, coin fanatic or Anglophile, this vision is one worth bringing home. And with so few coins available, you’ll need to act fast to guarantee you get your Britannia Proofs! Don’t miss this opportunity — order yours today!
NEW PROOF DESIGN – Standing steadfast in her defense of the British Isles, Britannia is the embodiment of Great Britain. She is featured on the reverse of each coin standing on the shore of her homeland. The obverse design depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
HIGHLY PURE GOLD & SILVER – The 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set features two silver coins each struck in one once of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and a gold coin struck in a quarter ounce of 99.99% pure gold. The silver coins are 38.61 mm in diameter while the gold coin is 22 mm in diameter.
UK LEGAL TENDER – Each coin in your 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set is legal tender in the United Kingdom, with the silver coins bearing £2 denominations and the gold coin bearing a £25 denomination.
NEAR-PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Each coin in your 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition.
ONE OF FIRST STRUCK – NGC has further certified that each coin in this set is “One of First 75 Struck.”
LIMITED-EDITION COINS – The gold proof in this set is from a limited edition of 1,155 coins, the silver proof is from a limited edition of 4,960 coins and the Reverse Proof has a mintage of just 690.
Britannia, the embodiment of a nation and icon of maritime sovereignty, has symbolized Britain for centuries, appearing on coins dating all the way back to the Roman Empire! This favorite of collectors around the world is met with high demand year after year. Don’t miss out on this chance to secure the 2020 Gold & Silver Britannia Three-Piece Proof Set — order yours today!