Britannia has represented Britain and its evolution since Roman times. In 2022, Britannia leads the way, redefining security in the bullion market with a coin that has four groundbreaking features. This new vision of Philip Nathan’s 1987 Britannia design was created by the team behind ‘the world’s most secure coin’, the United Kingdom £1 coin.
Surface animation provides a background for Britannia, reflecting the flow of waves as the coin is moved, and between this and the banding of the coin you will find micro-text with the wording ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’ and describes the features that both decorate and protect the coin. A latent feature in the lower-hand segment of the coin switches between a trident and a padlock based on the viewer’s perspective – emphasising her maritime strength and the coin’s secure nature – and details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been specially highlighted with tincture lines. Struck in half an ounce of 999.9 fine gold, these new design elements combine to create not only a stunning design but also the most visually secure coin in the world.
These features are also available on the one ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce fine gold editions of the coin, and the one ounce fine silver edition.
- Features four advanced security features
- A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s trident
- Surface animation creates a background of moving waves
- The micro-text provides both decoration and protection
- Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines
- Packaged in Britannia-branded blister packaging
Britannia 2022 1/2 oz Gold Bullion Coin in Blister
|Alloy||999.9 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Philip Nathan|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
|Pure Metal Content||0.5 Troy Oz|
|Security Features||Reverse reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' | Latent feature trident and padlock | surface animation waves deta|