2001 Britannias - In Stock
We have them in stock for immediate delivery.
Daring New Design
Our photograph shows the design of the one ounce coin. At first sight of the design we didn't like it, probably because of the strange colour of the photo we received from the Royal Mint, but it has now grown on us, and we think it will be a popular design. Rather like the 1989 500th Anniversary sovereign, not everyone liked it at first because it did not feature the usual St. George and Dragon reverse, now it is one of the hardest of the recent proof sovereigns to find.
Original News - 14th August
We were told earlier in the year that the Royal Mint were planning something different for the Britannias this year. We now have some details, although this information is unofficial at this stage. There will be a newly designed portrayal of Britannia. One source described this to as as having a standing Britannia leaning on a shield, and being in art deco style, another said it reminded him of the Una and the Lion design on the 1839 Victoria gold five pounds. The reverse of the proof coins this year is expected to be a complete matt proof, but the obverse is expected to retain the normal proof design of a matt finish on the raised parts with a highly polished field (background). Asking the Royal Mint produced the reply that no information was yet available. We will update this page whenever we receive further information or official confirmation.
* Update 4th September
We have confirmation that the above details are correct and we have seen illustrations, but we do not yet have access to high quality images. We expect these soon, and we publish them here as soon as they are released to us. Release date for the gold proof Britannias has been announced as 20th September, we expect to have our first delivery with days of that date. We also have details of pricing, and our new, lower, advance order price is shown below.
2001 Gold Britannia Proof Set - Advance Orders
For the collector who wants to ensure receiving the latest coin issues as soon as they are released, we can offer advance ordering at special prices.
We are now accepting advance orders for the four coin gold Britannia proof sets year 2001.
Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987. In 2000, they went on sale around August, and the issue limit of 750 sets sold out by October.
Advance Order Price Held
For a limited period, we are holding our advance order price, which represent a considerable saving compared with the normal price.
Complete Proof Britannia Sets
Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
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Individual Proof Coins
The quarter ounce and tenth ounce proof coins have been issued separately, please see our Individual Proof Britannias page for details.
Uncirculated 2001 Bullion Version
We have now the uncirculated bullion version in stock for immediate delivery. This has surprised us as it is not always easy to get particular dates of gold bullion Britannias. The last time there was a special design of Britannia in 1997, none of the bullion version were released. There are still many dates of gold Britannia which we have still never seen, especially in the smaller sizes.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping via Fedex $60
New Reverse Design on 2001 Gold Britannia
Other Britannia Proof Sets
Obverse of One Ounce Gold Proof Britannia
Four Coin Britannia Proof Set