Britannia is one of the oldest, enduring symbols of Britain, evolving from Roman times to today to reflect a nation that changes with the times and the values it embraces. This bullion Britannia coin for 2022 blends a classic icon with innovation to redefine security in the bullion market. Philip Nathan’s award-winning portrayal of Britannia is enhanced with groundbreaking features, making it the most visually secure coin in the world.
As strong as she is beautiful, the depiction of Britannia is accompanied by new features that 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’. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent her naval history and as the viewer changes their perspective, the trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation replaces a standard background, reflecting the movement of waves, and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted with tincture lines.
These features are also available on the one ounce, half-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 famous trident
- Surface animation brings the background of sparkling waves to life
- The micro-text provides both decoration and protection
- Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag accented with tincture lines
Britannia 2022 1/4 oz Gold Bullion Coin
|Alloy||999.9 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Philip Nathan|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
|Pure Metal Content||0.25 Troy Oz|
|Packaging||Single Coin Capsule|
|Security Features||Micro-text | Latent feature | Surface animation | Tincture lines|