Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The five ounces (5 oz) gold coins are denominated as either ten pounds (£10) or five hundred pounds (£500).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

Britannia as a symbol has been depicted on British coinage for centuries. The bullion series called Britannia has been issued in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997; it has a "definitive" depiction - used on bullion coins (Brilliant Uncirculated grade), as well as “Britannia, the Changing Face of Britain” - a series of one-year designs like this one - used on proofs made for collectors.

This year’s design is both respectful of the past as well as a contemporary interpretation. Britannia stands facing into the wind, a trident planted into the rocks as the waves crashes around her. On her arm she holds a shield featuring the head of a lion.

James Tottle is the designer of the 2020 Britannia collection and is best known for his dramatic ice sculptures; magnificent figures carved from large frozen blocks. In 2018, James went on to win a live ice sculpting competition with a red dragon’s head at Tatry Ice Master.

Born and brought up in South Wales, James Tottle said of his design, “I felt that a strong pose with a striking silhouette of Britannia in the foreground alongside the Union flag in the background would produce a well-balanced image; I also wanted to feature the lion so I worked it onto the shield. The image needed some movement and drama so I used crashing wave and a billowing dress to achieve this.”

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia - reverse photo

The reverse shows the standing figure of Britannia facing half right, with billowing robes, her crested Corinthian helmet pushed back. In her left hand, a trident planted into the rock at her feet; her right hand holds a shield featuring a lion's head. In the background below, crashing waves. The rest of the background design displays the characteristic lines of the Union Jack.

Around, the inscription BRITANNIA 5 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD. The date of issue, 2020, is horizontal, incuse in the line of the cross of the Union Jack.

The artist's initials JT (for James Tottle) are in the right field, below the end of the inscription.

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIA 5 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD 2020
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Notes

The coins were issued in Proof FDC grade, in a presentation mahogany box, Royal Mint product code BR205OZG, issue price £9,995.00, issue limit 50.

See also

Coins from the Britannia 2020 series (different designs for proof and bullion):
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1/4 oz Platinum Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (Oriental version), Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/40 oz Gold Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (Oriental version), Britannia 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/4 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion, Britannia 2020
- 1/10 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/20 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020
- 1/40 oz Silver Proof, Britannia 2020

All (75) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2012 London Olympics 193 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2012 Diamond Jubilee 140 ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Britannia 61 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Coronation Anniversary 74 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS · 2013
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Prince George Christening 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2014 WW1 - Outbreak 36 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2014 Britannia 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Year of the Sheep 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Churchill 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 10 POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounces 2015 World War One 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 180 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounce 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Britannia 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 WW1 - Poetry and Language unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 170 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Shakespeare 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Britannia 64 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster 35 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Platinum Wedding 115 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 110 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 WW1 Centenary 27 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Britannia 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Year of the Dog 34 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounce 2018 Four Generations 67 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 82 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 90 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Britannia 57 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Legend of the Ravens unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Ceremony of the Keys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Crown Jewels unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Victoria and Albert 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Lion of Mortimer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Griffin of Edward III unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 64 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 181 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 40 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 136 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther 131 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Lion of England 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 81 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Vera Lynn 41 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 City Views - Rome 31 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 250 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJames Tottle
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass156.3000 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-LNDK-EMPX
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