Launched in October 1987, the Britannia Gold Bullion Coins have carried two different yet beautiful award winning designs specially created by the sculptor Philip Nathan. It therefore seemed an excellent idea to build on this success by commissioning him to produce an additional Britannia design. He rose to the challenge with his customary skill and enthusiasm and for the year 2001, a third Britannia design has been added to the series. In a style that is typical of Philip Nathan's work, he has chosen to accentuate the British character of Britannia by depicting her with a lion.The association of Britannia with a lion is not unusual since a similar combination is to be found on the Farthings of George IV and is present today on the modern 50p piece. This rare coin shows the standing figure of a youthful Victoria guilding the British lion, a design that has long been recognised for its outstanding beauty and simple charm. What can be more fitting in the year that marks the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria, than the appearance of Philip Nathan's similarly inspirational design on the Britannia Coins for 2001. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
Why is a Certified coin a better investment? PCGS & NGC are the main two impartial Numismatic Grading Services in the world and is a guarantee that the coin is genuine and has been graded accurately and professionally. The sonically sealed solid plastic slabb is individually numbered so that the details of the coin(s) can be verified on a central database, and is also tamperproof. The item "2001 Great Britain Britannia Una Lion £100 Pound Gold Proof 1oz Coin PCGS PR69DC" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Gold". The seller is "thelondoncoincompany" and is located in London.
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