November 15, 2012 – On November 1, 2012 The Royal Mint has revealed its 2013 UK Bullion Range for the investment market, including the Gold Sovereign and the new specification Silver Britannia and Gold Britannia – now struck from 0.999 of fine silver and 0.9999 of fine gold respectively.
The introduction of the 2013 UK Bullion Range comes as The Royal Mint expands into the investment market. Motivated by an increasing demand for bullion – sales of Britannia Bullion have doubled in the first quarter of this financial year – the business’ growth plan aims to position The Royal Mint and its bullion products as a world leader in the investment marketplace.
2013 UK Gold Bullion Britannia
The legendary figure of Britannia has symbolised Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times, and with such depth of history behind it, the coin has been a popular choice with bullion investors since its introduction in 1987.
Great Britain / 1oz 0.999 gold / 31.1035 g / 38.61 mm / Design: Philip Nathan (reverse), Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (obverse).
The UK 2013 Gold Bullion Britannia coin contains one ounce of 0.9999 gold and measures an impressive 38.61mm in diameter. Featuring Philip Nathan’s original, breath-taking portrait of Britannia framed in a crenelated border unique to Britannia coins. The figure of Britannia has long been a symbol of British national pride and is recognised across the world as a timeless image of strength, grace and protection. Issued as UK legal tender and VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt, the coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit with new tube packaging providing convenience for gold bullion coin buyers.
2013 UK Silver Bullion Britannia
Whilst Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, it now offers 0.999 purity; a new specification for the Silver Britannia. As with the gold, the silver also features Philip Nathan’s original portrait of the enduring icon.
Great Britain / 1oz 0.999 silver / 31.1035 g / 38.61 mm / Design: Philip Nathan (reverse), Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (obverse).
Issued as legal tender, the Silver Britannia is meticulously struck from 0.999 of fine silver and is Capital Gains Exempt in the UK. Coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit with new tube packaging providing convenience for silver bullion coin buyers.
2013 UK Gold Bullion Sovereign
Considered as the flagship coin of The Royal Mint, the Sovereign continues to be recognised throughout the world as a coin of beauty, quality and accuracy. Gold’s stability remains as compelling as ever for today’s investors and The Royal Mint’s 2013 Gold Bullion Sovereign offers an affordable way to appreciate its qualities.
Great Britain / 0.9167 gold / 7.98 g / 22.05 mm / Design: Benedetto Pistrucci (reverse), Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (obverse).
Issued as UK legal tender, each coin is meticulously struck from 22 carat pure gold and is VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt. Coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit with new tube packaging providing convenience for gold bullion coin buyers.
For more information visit the website of The Royal Mint.