Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2023 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-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.

Britannia as a symbol - the female personification of Great Britain - 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 design used on proofs made for collectors, such as this one.

The Mint says about it:
"Each evolution of the Britannia coin represents Britain at a moment in time, charting the nation’s history and the values it upholds.

For 2023, Britannia is drawn in a chariot by mighty sea creatures, in a design reminiscent of the iconic Boadicea and Her Daughters statue next to Westminster Bridge."

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend followed by the face value and date of issue: CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof - reverse photo

The reverse shows, within a plain rim, the standing figure of Britannia, the female personification of Great Britain, riding in a chariot across the waves; the chariot is drawn by two mythical "seahorses". Britannia holds a trident in her raised left hand, and supports a shield with the Union Jack (the flag of the United Kingdom) with her right hand. She wears a robe and a crested Corinthian helmet pushed back to reveal her face.

Around above, the inscription BRITANNIA, followed by the precious metal content (interrupted by the top of the trident): 1/10 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD (one tenth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold). Around below, the date of issue 2023.

The artist's initials J.O (for Jonathan Olliffe) are near the rim below right.

The face value is on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIA · 1/10 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD 2023
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
The coins were only issued in sets and not individually.

Included in Set
The Britannia 2023 UK Premium Three-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage 150, limited to 150
3 coins: £50 (1/2oz) Britannia, £25 (1/4oz) Britannia, £10 (1/10oz) Britannia
The Britannia 2023 UK Premium Six-Coin Gold Proof Set, mintage unknown, limited to 175
6 coins: £100 (1oz) Britannia, £50 (1/2oz) Britannia, £25 (1/4oz) Britannia, £10 (1/10oz) Britannia, £1 (1/20oz) Britannia, 50p (1/40oz) Britannia
See also

Coins from the Britannia 2023 range (different designs for Bullion and Proof):
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion (£100), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Platinum Proof (£25), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion (£100), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 5 oz Gold Proof (£500), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof (£500), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (£100), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (£100), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (£100), King Charles III Coronation (crowned effigy), Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof (£100), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion (£50), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion (£50), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Proof (£50), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion (£25), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion (£25), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof (£25), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion (£10), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion (£10), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof (£10), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/20 oz Gold Proof (£1), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/40 oz Gold Proof (50p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 kg Silver Bullion (£500), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 kg Silver Bullion (£500), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof (£5), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof (£5), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (£2), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (£2), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (£2), King Charles III Coronation (crowned effigy), Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof (£2), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof (£1), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Silver Bullion (50p), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Silver Bullion (50p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Silver Proof (50p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion (20p), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Silver Proof (20p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/20 oz Silver Proof (10p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/40 oz Silver Proof (5p), King Charles III, Britannia 2023

All (63) coins of 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 Britannia, Proof 613 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Britannia, Bullion unknown 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 2015 Britannia, Proof 509 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Britannia, Bullion unknown 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 2016 Britannia, Proof 293 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey (1,888) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof 422 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster 991 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion 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 2018 Year of the Dog 910 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof 281 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig 698 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof 270 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 2021 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof 265 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof 299 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof (325) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 King Charles III Coronation (53,000) King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Royal Arms unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Britannia, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Britannia, Proof (750) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 Royal Arms unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary (500) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2024 ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value10 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit325
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJonathan Olliffe
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.5000 mm
Mass3.1300 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-VAPN-OXGL
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof: Photos
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof: Photo The Britannia 2023 UK 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin / thumbnail The Britannia 2023 UK 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof: Photo The Britannia 2023 UK 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin / thumbnail The Britannia 2023 UK 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
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