Britannia gold coins are British bullion coins issued by The Royal Mint since 1987. The Gold Britannia 1oz coin is often a popular gold coin for UK-based private investors, as they are CGT exempt in the United Kingdom.
Only The Royal Mint has the trademark to produce genuine Britannia coins. Britannia is the feminine personification of Britain, she is renowned for her beauty and symbolises Britain's strength and integrity, and is an enduring icon that has been used in the UK for over 2,000 years.
Up until 2013 Britannia gold coins were produced in 22ct (0.917) the non-gold component being copper until 1989 and silver from 1990. As of 2013, Britannia gold coins have been produced in 24ct, a fineness of 999.9.