Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one-tenth ounce (1/10 oz) gold coins are denominated as Ten Pounds (£10) and have been issued since 1987.

These 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 other denominations with the same reverse designs.

The 1988 gold tenth-ounce (1/10oz) coin was issued by the Royal Mint with the "definitive" standing Britannia type.

The composition of the coin is 91.77% gold alloyed with copper. The tenth-ounce (1/10oz) gold coin was issued as "bullion" (in Brilliant Uncirculated grade) and in Proof FDC grade - in mint sets and individually.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia - obverse photo

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait").

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia - reverse photo

At centre, the standing figure of Britannia - the female personification of Great Britain, facing left, with flowing robes, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet pushed back to reveal her face. She is holding a trident in her right hand; her left hand rests on a shield decorated with the cross of the Union Jack, and holds an olive branch. She is standing on a rock, with sea waves in the background.

Around, interrupted by the trident, the inscription ' 1/10 ' OUNCE ' FINE ' ' GOLD ' ' BRITANNIA ' 1988 '.

The artist's surname NATHAN (Philip Nathan) is in relief in small letters on the rock under Britannia's feet.

Reverse Inscription ' 1/10 ' OUNCE ' FINE ' ' GOLD ' ' BRITANNIA ' 1988 '
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage of the bullion coins is unknown.

Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 7,093
Details

2,694 individually boxed coins, plus coins in sets.

In Sets Britannia Two Coin Set - Proof (1988), mintage 894
2 coins: £25 (1/4oz), £10 (1/10oz)

Britannia 1988 Proof Set, mintage 3,505
4 coins: £100 (1oz), £50 (1/2oz), £25 (1/4oz), £10 (1/10oz)
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
All (49) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1997 Britannia 2,713 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1998 Britannia 1,142 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2002 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2003 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2004 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2005 Britannia 3,081 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2006 Britannia 1,863 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Britannia 2,143 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2008 Britannia 1,998 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2010 Britannia 5,632 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2011 Britannia 3,511 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Britannia 1,637 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Year of the Horse 1,779 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Britannia (Proof) 613 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Year of the Sheep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Britannia (Proof) 509 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Britannia (Proof) 293 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster 980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Britannia (Proof) 381 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog 1,008 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Britannia (Proof) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued1988
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value10 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.917 Gold
DesignerPhilip Nathan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.500 mm
Mass3.410 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-LMXV-OXGL
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia: Photos
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1988 Tenth Ounce Gold Britannia
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomBN1 (was 4296)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 950