The Britannia 2022 bullion coin redefines security in the bullion market. Created by the team behind the United Kingdom’s 12-sided £1 coin, which is known as ‘the world’s most secure coin’, Britannia has evolved once more to spearhead the best security technology available and lead the way as the most visually secure coin in the world. Philip Nathan’s award-winning Britannia design from 1987 depicts an enduring symbol of a nation, boldly standing beside a shield that bears the Union flag – a symbol of Britain’s strength – whilst holding an olive branch representing peace.
Struck in 999.9 fine gold and enhanced with four new features, Philip Nathan’s Britannia design is as beautiful as ever on this bullion coin. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, a trident represents her naval history and as the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation reflects the movement of waves and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been carefully highlighted with tincture lines. These added security features both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’.
- Includes four advanced security features
- A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
- Surface animation creates movement to the background of waves
- The micro-text provides both decoration and protection
- Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines
Britannia 2022 1 oz Gold Bullion Coin
|Alloy||999.9 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Philip Nathan|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
|Pure Metal Content||1 Troy Oz|
|Packaging||Single Coin Capsule|
|Security Features||Reverse reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' | Latent feature trident and padlock | surface animation waves deta|