Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

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.”

This one ounce gold proof coin was issued individually and in sets.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof - 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 · 100 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 · 100 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof - 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 1 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 1 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
The Britannia 2020 Collection - Premium Six-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown, limited to 150
6 coins: £100 (1oz), £50 (1/2oz), £25 (1/4oz), £10 (1/10oz), £1 (1/20oz), 50p (1/40oz)
See also

This reverse design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 1/4 oz platinum
- 5 oz gold
- 2 oz gold
- 1 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/2 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/4 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/10th oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/20th oz gold
- 1/40th oz gold
- 1 kg silver
- 5 oz silver
- 1 oz silver (Proof version)
- 1/2 oz silver
- 1/4 oz silver
- 1/10th oz silver
- 1/20th oz silver
- 1/40th oz silver

Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof: Known varieties
Variety Proof Coin and Print Set
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Gold proof coin in a framed print with black-and-white drawings of the reverse design, signed by the artist and with a red wax imprinted seal of authenticity created from the die used to strike the coin - hand sealed so each one is unique.
Issued in two versions depending on the colour of the frame: Dark Frame (BR20GLEPD) or Black Frame (BR20GLEPB), each with edition limit of 25 and issue price of £2,600.00.

Showing 100 from a total of 106 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1997 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1998 Britannia 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2002 Britannia 945 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2003 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2004 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2005 Britannia 1,439 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2006 Britannia 1,163 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2007 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2008 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2009 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2010 Neptune 3,151 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2010 Britannia 14,727 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2011 Jupiter 1,878 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2011 ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2011 Britannia 5,735 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2012 Mars unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2012 ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2012 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2013 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2013 Britannia, Proof 261 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2014 Year of the Horse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2014 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof 375 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2015 Year of the Sheep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2015 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
Gold Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof 234 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Lion of England unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof 224 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Lion of England 591 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 418 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Red Dragon of Wales unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Griffin of Edward III unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof 238 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog 657 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Two Dragons unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Unicorn of Scotland, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Red Dragon of Wales, Proof 497 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 466 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 445 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof 265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Griffin of Edward III, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - David Bowie, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who, Bullion 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Peter Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Robin Hood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJames Tottle
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-NWBY-ONQG
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