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  • The Royal Mint announces official partnership with Nihon Material Co,. Ltd in Japan which is accredited by both LBMA and LPPM.
  • Through prestigious precious metal retail spaces across Japan, Nihon Material Co. will officially bring The Britannia, the World’s most visually secure bullion coin, to market on 20th November 2023.
  • The Britannia features four visual security features, enabling customers to verify the product is authentic by rotating it in the light.
  • Environmental Social Governance is a priority area for both organisations, with carbon footprint reduction goals.  

20th of November 2023

The Royal Mint is pleased to announce Nihon Material Co., Ltd which is accredited by both LBMA and LPPM, as an official partner and distributor of The Royal Mint bullion products in Japan.

Nihon Material Co., Ltd will officially bring The Britannia, the World’s most visually secure bullion coins, to market in the country from 20th November.

The Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins and the home of precious metals works with esteemed distributors across the world and will be working with Nihon Material Co., Ltd to launch the full range of gold Britannia coins and the 1oz silver Britannia coin, featuring the official coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III on the obverse of each coin.

The Britannia is a popular choice for investors, featuring four visual security features, enabling customers to verify the product is authentic by rotating it in the light. The 2024 range is anticipated to be popular with investors and collectors in Japan and across the world.

Britannia has been The Royal Mint’s flagship bullion coin since it was first introduced in 1987 and the design was created by sculptor Philip Nathan, who was challenged with creating the stunning incarnation of Britannia for a new bullion coin.

His beautifully bold Britannia is presented with carefully chosen symbols to reflect the nation’s values – a shield for protection, an olive branch for peace and a trident for her maritime links. The internationally recognised design is highly regarded and only The Royal Mint is able to strike Britannia coins featuring Philip Nathan’s 1987 interpretation of the icon.

Environmental Social Governance is a priority area for both The Royal Mint and Nihon Material Co,. Ltd, who are committing to continuously reviewing how they can grow the partnership, including how they can work together to reduce their carbon footprint.

Nick Bowkett, Head of Bullion Sales at The Royal Mint, said: “We are delighted to be working so closely with Nihon Material Co., Ltd, and forging further precious metal trade relationships between the UK and Japan, with The Royal Mint’s distinctive Britannia coin range spearheading this exciting partnership.

“The British craftsmanship and quality we’re famous for will take centre stage and we’re excited to drive further awareness of our premium bullion coins amongst collectors and investors in Japan.”

Nobutake Morita, President of Nihon Material Co., Ltd, said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Britannia Series in Japan, in cooperation with The Royal Mint. The Britannia gold and silver coins are legal tender, whose quality and weight are guaranteed by The Royal Mint. They are popular globally due to their dependability, ensuring safety and security through the implementation of visual security features and measures to prevent counterfeiting.”

For more information on The Royal Mint’s Britannia bullion products, visit https://www.royalmint.com/invest/ 

To find more information on Nihon Material Co., Ltd, visit https://www.material.co.jp/royalmint.php

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