The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, which makes the country's circulating coinage, is also very active in the bullion coinage space and issues many bullion coins which are legal tender.
Additionally, it also makes bullion which is not legal tender and is targeted at investors and not at coin collectors - such as this one.
The Royal Mint says about this product:
Containing 5g of 999.9 fine gold, this bar is designed to personify the link between The Royal Mint and Britannia. Presented in unique and secure, Britannia-branded blister packaging, investors can add it to their portfolio as a financial safeguard for loved ones and dependants."
The type of packaging described above is referred to as "in assay" by bullion dealers. There are several varieties, with some intended for gift packaging dedicated to a special occasion.
The bar is "minted" (struck using minting techniques similar to a coin, and not cast in the way that larger investment products are).
White / blue blister card. Product code: BBGM5GO.
|Variety||Little Treasures Packaging|
Blue, with oak leaves and acorns. Product code: LTG001G5.
"Mark a treasured moment with the gift of gold. Our Little Treasures 5g Britannia gold bar is an adorable present to welcome a new member to the family. Adorned by the image of Britannia - an instantly recognisable symbol of quality - the bar itself embodies the values of strength and endurance that we hope to pass on to our loved ones.
The Britannia 5g gold bar is encapsulated in a secure blister pack and presented in a sleeve decorated with oak leaves and acorns, a reminder that great oaks from little acorns grow."
Green, with Christmas-themed decorations. Product code: CHBG001G5.
"For thousands of years, gold has been connected to Christmas and the giving of gifts. Many of our traditions during the festive season come from stories involving gold, such as St Nicholas leaving gold in stockings or the three wise men bearing gifts. Whether for its intrinsic value or irresistible beauty, no Christmas is complete without a touch of gold. Presented in a sleeve with an elegant seasonal design, the Britannia 5g gold bar is the perfect way to give a Christmas gift of lasting and practical value.
Each 5g gold bar features a depiction of Britannia - an enduring emblem of strength and stability. First appearing on the coins of the Emperor Hadrian, Britannia is now the modern face of British bullion, instantly recognisable all over the world and a trusted symbol of the quality of British minting."
|Variety||Henna Design Packaging|
Red, with Indian-styled ornaments. Product Code: HG001G5.
"Both beautiful and inherently precious, gold is considered a timeless gift that can be handed from one generation to another, bestowing luck and prosperity. This 5g gold bar brings together the time-honoured tradition of the giving of gold, perfect for celebrating a special occasion or festival such as Diwali.
The gold bar features a contemporary interpretation of Britannia by artist Jody Clark. With a history spanning millennia, Britannia has been a symbol of strength and stability for as long as gold has been linked with important personal and cultural celebrations. Today, this iconic figure is the modern face of British bullion, instantly recognisable as a trusted symbol of the quality of British minting.
This is the first time Britannia bullion is available as a 5g gold bar. Each bar is imprinted with a unique serial number and presented in colourful celebratory henna styled packaging, ready to gift."
|Variety||Happy Birthday Packaging|
In dark blue themed packaging. Product Code: HBBG001G5.
|Variety||Best Wishes Packaging|
In dark blue themed packaging. Product Code: RMGM003G5.
|Coin Type||Gold Five Grams (Private Bullion)|
|Issued||2018 - present|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
|Size||14 x 23 mm|
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