The proof Britannia gold sets are usually released each year in August or later.
Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987.
New Britannia Design for 2008
The reverse of the gold Britannia is a new design for 2008. The new design features Britannia on the beach, with giant waves and a lighthouse in the background.
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.