1 oz Gold Coin - Britannia Charles III 2023

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Characteristics of the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin

Although the official currency of the United Kingdom is the pound sterling, The Royal Mint, also known as the British Royal Mint, has been producing a well-known coin for collectors since 1987: the Britannia, named after the allegory of the British nation depicted on its reverse.

This gold coin featuring the effigy of King Charles III has the highest degree of gold purity, at 999.9. It measures 32.69mm in diameter and weighs 31.103g, with a face value of £100. If you want to buy gold, you can invest in the Britannia gold coin for a valuable addition to your collection or portfolio.

Obverse (front) side of the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin

The obverse side of the Britannia gold coin features the left-facing profile of His Majesty King Charles III, son of the late Queen Elizabeth II and newly crowned monarch. The inscription “CHARLES III D·G·REX·F·D” and the coin’s face value of “100 POUNDS” appear around the king's effigy.

Renowned British sculptor Martin Jennings was commissioned to design the portrait of King Charles III. He chose to depict the monarch's left profile without a crown, in contrast to the previous Britannia gold coins that featured Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.

Reverse (back) side of the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin

The reverse of the Britannia gold coin features the iconic symbol of British identity, Britannia, depicted as a fierce, helmeted woman holding a trident in her right hand and a shield emblazoned with the Union Flag in her left hand. The background showcases finely engraved wave-like patterns, along with a hologram at the bottom left of the trident, adding to the intricate design of the coin.

The inscription "BRITANNIA 2023", "1OZ", and "999.9 FINE GOLD" representing the coin's purity are also visible. The Latin phrase "Decus et Tutamen" is inscribed in small letters, serving as both decoration and protection.

How much the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin is worth?

The Charles III Britannia gold coin is made of 999‰ pure gold. Its cost is therefore calculated based on its weight (one ounce) and the current price of gold at the time of purchase.

Furthermore, there might be some extra fees, also referred to as a "premium," which is a separate quotation apart from the coin’s intrinsic value. The premium's worth is determined by market demand and supply, as well as the reseller's margin.

Handling and protecting the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin

The one-ounce gold coin Britannia Charles III is made of 999 ‰ pure gold, making it particularly vulnerable to scratches and impacts. To preserve its condition (and therefore its value), it is recommended to use cotton gloves when handling it. It is also advisable to store it in a specially designed case for this purpose.

Investing in the 1 oz Britannia Charles III gold coin

Gold one-ounce Britannia coins are highly prized by collectors and numismatists due to their strong symbolism and beautiful design. Some coins are more valuable than others, and factors that can affect the price of a Britannia gold coin include a lower number of coins in circulation, a particular historical significance, or excellent condition.

The gold Britannia Charles III coin, as it features the new monarch for the first time, is sure to be a highly sought-after item among collectors.

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