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BR14G3

The Britannia 2014 Premium Three-Coin Gold Proof Set

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  • Contains three Britannia coins in 999.9 fine gold
  • 100 sets finished to flawless Proof standard
  • Includes a booklet that reveals the stories that surround Britannia
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Britannia

The changing face of Britain, Britannia has represented the nation for almost 2,000 years, becoming synonymous with the coinage. Over time Britannia coins have become a showcase for British artists and a new flagship gold coin named in her honour was struck by The Royal Mint in 1987. The design selected for the Britannia of 2014 was created by Jody Clark, a talented Royal Mint engraver. In his contemporary design for 2014 Jody Clark has reintroduced the British lion, a familiar figure in British heraldry, famous for its courage and bravery and viewed as a powerful British symbol.

The lion is just one element of this captivating composition, and owners of this three-coin set will see new elements reveal themselves with each glance - the shield, spear, globe – all wonderful details enhanced by the beauty of our immaculate Proof finish. Britannia coins are always popular but only the most discerning will be able to secure one of these 100 sets, containing three delicate yet dynamic coins in 999.9 fine gold.

Britannia first personified Britain in Roman times, representing an occupied island nation. Later she was reborn on the farthings of Charles II, carrying spear, olive branch and shield. In the time of George III she embodied Britain’s maritime might with waves lapping at her feet and a ship in the background – queen of the seas and protector of Britain’s shores.

In Jody Clark’s contemporary interpretation of Britannia for 2014 he has broken with traditional maritime images in favour of a three-dimensional globe. Here we see Britannia still as protector of our shores but not bound to them, the map suggestive of her universal influence. She is still surrounded by some of the familiar symbols that experienced collectors would expect to see but this is a less confrontational Britannia, one that is self-assured, with the obedient lion tamed but ever vigilant at her feet.

Britannia first personified Britain in Roman times, representing an occupied island nation. Later she was reborn on the farthings of Charles II, carrying spear, olive branch and shield. In the time of George III she embodied Britain’s maritime might with waves lapping at her feet and a ship in the background – queen of the seas and protector of Britain’s shores.

In Jody Clark’s contemporary interpretation of Britannia for 2014 he has broken with traditional maritime images in favour of a three-dimensional globe. Here we see Britannia still as protector of our shores but not bound to them, the map suggestive of her universal influence. She is still surrounded by some of the familiar symbols that experienced collectors would expect to see but this is a less confrontational Britannia, one that is self-assured, with the obedient lion tamed but ever vigilant at her feet.

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