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

Gold Two Ounces 2020 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two 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 two ounce (2 oz) gold coins are denominated as Two Hundred Pounds (£200).

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 Two 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 · 200 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 · 200 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two 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 2 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 2 oz 999.9 FINE GOLD 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The two-ounce gold coin was issued in Proof FDC grade, in a mahogany presentation box, Royal Mint product code: BR202OZG, issue price: £4,150.00, issue limit 150.

Mintage includes 100 boxed coins and 50 "in trade packaging".

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 (60) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Britannia 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Britannia 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 King George III 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 53 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Bond, James Bond 247 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention 266 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred 246 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 335 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 68 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Alfred the Great 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive 216 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 129 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 524 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 519 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 206 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Britannia - Womanhood 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther 356 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England 181 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 195 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 166 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 126 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones 156 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 City Views - London 256 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 City Views - Rome 156 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Harry Potter 110 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express 110 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 563 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Britannia 135 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday 81 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 77 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I 76 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles II 87 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King George II 77 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore 60 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Harry Potter - Hogwarts 60 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 The Bull of Clarence 66 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Petition Crown - Reverse 310 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Petition Crown - Obverse 310 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 King Charles III Coronation 306 King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Music Legends - Shirley Bassey unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 Music Legends - The Police unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 James Bond - 1960s 110 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 James Bond - 1970s 100 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 The Lion and The Eagle 46 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 St George and the Dragon 221 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Seymour Unicorn unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - Tudor Dragon unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 RNLI 81 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 James Bond - 1980s 100 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2024 City Views - Paris unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2024 ·
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Gold Two Ounces 2020 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value200 (x Pound)
Total Mintage150
Mintage Limit150
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJames Tottle
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass62.4200 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-XNLM-OLMD
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