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
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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.

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

All (18) 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 unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 411 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
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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 Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJames Tottle
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-XNLM-OLMD
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