The proof Britannia gold sets are usually released each year in August or later. The silver Britannias were released earlier this year, and we correctly guessed that the gold proof Britannias would also be issued earlier than normal. In fact we have just learnt that they will be released by the end of May, although we suspect it may be early June before we actually get deliveries.
New 3 Coin Britannia Set
This year for the first time, there will also be three coin gold Britannia proof sets, leaving out the one ounce coin. We have mixed feelings about this, but there is no doubt it will be attractive to those whose budget doesn't stretch to the complete four coin set. In addition, they may also be bought for christening and other gifts, where the affordable price will make a difference.