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For centuries, Britannia has represented Britain. In 2021, this iconic symbol leads the way, redefining security in the bullion market with four groundbreaking features that combine to create the most visually secure coin in the world.

Key Security Features

Latent feature

A latent feature switches between a trident and a padlock as the viewer changes their perspective, representing both Britannia and bullion security.


Tincture lines

Britannia's union flag shield, a powerful symbol of Britain as a whole, is highlighted by the tincture lines.


Micro-text next to the coin's banding reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN', which translates as 'AN ORNAMENT AND A SAFEGUARD'.


Surface animation

The background has surface animation reflecting the movement of the sea, which adds to the intricacy and safety of the coin.

These features are available on the one ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce fine gold editions of the coin and the one ounce fine silver edition.

“We want people to feel confident that the coin they have is genuine, but we also wanted to make it a beautiful object. I believe we’ve managed to achieve both those things with this coin.”

Gordon Summers, Chief Engraver at The Royal Mint

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