2008 Whole Coin Set UK Gold Britannia Proof

2008 Whole Coin Set UK Gold Britannia Proof

This 2008 Britannia gold proof four coin set features a reverse design by engraver John Bergdahl. This standing Britannia faces left and the hem of her dress has been transformed into waves.

£2,460.00

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This 2008 Britannia gold proof four coin set is issued in Troy weights of 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz. The coins are struck in 22 carat gold, 0.917 fineness and come in a wooden presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. 

The proof Britannia gold sets are usually released each year in August or later. Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987.

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The coins in the sets have on the obverse the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, approved for use on United Kingdom coins from 1998.

The reverse of the gold Britannia is a new design for 2008. The new design features a left facing standing Britannia by engraver John Bergdahl. She holds the trident in her right hand and a large shield in front of her. The hem of her dress has been transformed into waves. The engraver's initials JB are set below the lighthouse in the background.