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Gold Coins UK For Sale

Gold Coins for sale in the UK direct from The Royal Mint website.

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The Half-Sovereign 2021

Limited Edition: 1,500
Year: 2021
Price: £315.00
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The Sovereign 2021

Limited Edition: 7,995
Year: 2021
Price: £580.00
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The Sovereign 2021 Four-Coin Set

Limited Edition: 450
Year: 2021
Price: £2,050.00
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Lunar Year of the Ox 2021 United Kingdom Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 388
Year: 2021
Price: £615.00
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Lunar Year of the Ox 2021 United Kingdom One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 888
Year: 2021
Price: £2,425.00
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The Sovereign 2021 Three-Coin Set

Limited Edition: 750
Year: 2021
Price: £1,015.00
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The Sovereign 2021 Five-Coin Set

Limited Edition: 500
Year: 2021
Price: £4,785.00
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The White Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2021
Price: £615.00
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Lunar Year of the Ox 2021 United Kingdom Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 28
Year: 2021
Price: £11,115.00
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The White Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 380
Year: 2021
Price: £2,425.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Limited Edition: 10,000
Year: 2020
Price: £520.00
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The Tower of London £5 Gold Proof 4-Coin Series

£2,760.00* per coin
Year: 2020
Price: £2,760.00
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Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 888
Year: 2020
Price: £2,425.00
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Christopher Robin 2020 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 525
Year: 2020
Price: £1,125.00
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Shaken Not Stirred 2020 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1007
Year: 2020
Price: £620.00
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Celebrating British Diversity 2020 UK 50p Gold Proof Piedfort Coin

Limited Edition: 200
Year: 2020
Price: £2,225.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Brilliant Uncirculated - Congratulations

Year: 2020
Price: £500.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Brilliant Uncirculated - Birthday

Year: 2020
Price: £525.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Brilliant Uncirculated - Anniversary

Year: 2020
Price: £525.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin - Baby

Year: 2020
Price: £525.00
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The Royal Mint 2020 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 125
Year: 2020
Price: £2,760.00
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Shaken Not Stirred 2020 UK Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 250
Year: 2020
Price: £4,760.00
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The Half-Sovereign 2020 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 2,000
Year: 2020
Price: £315.00
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The Sovereign 2020 Three-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 750
Year: 2020
Price: £970.00
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Lunar Year of the Rat 2020 United Kingdom Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 388
Year: 2020
Price: £585.00
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The Queen's Beasts The White Lion of Mortimer 2020 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin

RRP £63,865
Year: 2020
Price: £63,865.00
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Pay Attention 007 2020 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1007
Year: 2020
Price: £620.00
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Pay Attention 007 2020 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 350
Year: 2020
Price: £2,480.00
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Centenary of Remembrance Gold Proof Coin Cover

Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Military Gold Piedfort Proof Coin Set

Limited Edition: 50
Year: 2019
Price: £11,170.00
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Platinum Wedding Gold Proof Coin Cover

Limited Edition: 50
Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 300
Year: 2019
Price: £945.00
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50 Years of the 50p 2019 UK 50p Culture Gold Piedfort Proof Coin Set

Limited Edition: 50
Year: 2019
Price: £11,170.00
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Queen Victoria £5 Gold Proof Coin Cover

200th Anniversary of the Birth of Queen Victoria - Limited Edition Presentation of 50
Year: 2019
Price: £2,640.00
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Legend of the Ravens 2019 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation 800
Year: 2019
Price: £615.00
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The Yeoman Warders 2019 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation of 800
Year: 2019
Price: £615.00
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The Remembrance Day 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 240
Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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The Gruffalo and Mouse 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 600
Year: 2019
Price: £1,125.00
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Paddington™ at St Paul's 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 600
Year: 2019
Price: £1,125.00
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Lunar Year of the Pig 2019 UK One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 888
Year: 2019
Price: £2,425.00
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Legend of the Ravens 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation 325
Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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The Ceremony of the Keys 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 325
Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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The Yeoman Warders 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation of 325
Year: 2019
Price: £2,760.00
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Una and the Lion 2019 UK Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 225
Year: 2019
Price: £4,395.00
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The Snowman™ 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 600
Year: 2019
Price: £1,075.00
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Wallace and Gromit 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 630
Year: 2019
Price: £1,125.00
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The Quarter-Sovereign 2019

Limited Edition: 1,750
Year: 2019
Price: £180.00
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The Sovereign 2019 Five-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 750
Year: 2019
Price: £4,575.00
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The Half-Sovereign 2019

Limited Edition: 2,000
Year: 2019
Price: £270.00
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The Sovereign 2019 Three-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2019
Price: £970.00
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The Sovereign 2019 Premium Three-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 450
Year: 2019
Price: £1,885.00
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Queen Victoria 2019 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation 450
Year: 2019
Price: £2,640.00
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The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 55
Year: 2019
Price: £9,995.00
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Samuel Pepys 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation of 225
Year: 2019
Price: £1,115.00
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Legend of the Ravens 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation 35
Year: 2019
Price: £9,995.00
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The Ceremony of the Keys 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 35
Year: 2019
Price: £9,995.00
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The Yeoman Warders 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: Presentation of 35
Year: 2019
Price: £9,995.00
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The 2019 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set

Limited Edition: 125
Year: 2019
Price: £7,105.00
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Lunar Year of the Pig 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 38
Year: 2019
Price: £9,995.00
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Lunar Year of the Pig 2019 UK Tenth-Ounce Gold Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Limited Edition: 1,088
Year: 2019
Price: £220.00
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RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2018
Price: £975.00
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The 70th Birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 300
Year: 2018
Price: £2,375.00
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Peter Rabbit™ 2018 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin & Book Gift Set

Limited Edition: 450
Year: 2018
Price: £1,130.00
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Britannia 2018 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,080
Year: 2018
Price: £615.00
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Britannia 2018 UK Premium 3-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 170
Year: 2018
Price: £2,035.00
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Britannia 2018 UK Premium 6-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 220
Year: 2018
Price: £4,600.00
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First World War Armistice 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Year: 2018
Price: £1,020.00
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RAF Centenary Vulcan 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2018
Price: £1,020.00
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RAF Centenary Badge 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2018
Price: £1,165.00
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Britannia 2018 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 90
Year: 2018
Price: £9,995.00
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Frankenstein 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 400
Year: 2018
Price: £1,165.00
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RAF Centenary Sea King 2018 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,000
Year: 2018
Price: £1,165.00
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Four Generations of Royalty 2018 UK Gold Five-Ounce Coin

Limited Edition: 100
Year: 2018
Price: £9,995.00
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Four Generations of Royalty 2018 UK Gold Quarter-Ounce Coin

Limited Edition: 1,100
Year: 2018
Price: £555.00
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The Black Bull of Clarence 2018 UK One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 400
Year: 2018
Price: £2,100.00
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The Black Bull of Clarence 2018 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 75
Year: 2018
Price: £9,995.00
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Lunar Year of the Dog 2018 UK Gold Kilo Proof Coin

RRP £59,995
Year: 2018
Price: £59,950.00
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 170
Year: 2017
Price: £11,115.00
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Jane Austen 2017 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 750
Year: 2017
Price: £1,165.00
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2017 Half Proof Sovereign

Year: 2017
Price: £575.00
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 1,250
Year: 2017
Price: £2,375.00
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Britannia 2017 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 2,500
Year: 2017
Price: £615.00
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Britannia 2017 UK Premium 6-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 250
Year: 2017
Price: £4,600.00
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Britannia 2017 UK Premium 3-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 200
Year: 2017
Price: £2,035.00
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Britannia 2017 UK 5-Coin Gold Proof Set

Limited Edition: 300
Year: 2017
Price: £1,740.00
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Britannia 2017 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 125
Year: 2017
Price: £9,595.00
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House of Windsor Centenary 2017 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 750
Year: 2017
Price: £2,375.00
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First World War Aviation 2017 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 450
Year: 2017
Price: £1,165.00
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Lunar Year of the Rooster 2017 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition: 688
Year: 2017
Price: £2,425.00
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2014 Sovereign I Mint Mark

Brilliant uncirculated
Year: 2014
Price: £995.00
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2013 Sovereign I Mint Mark

Year: 2013
Price: £670.00
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2006 UK Proof Half Sovereign

Year: 2006
Price: £320.00
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2004 UK Proof Half Sovereign

Proof
Year: 2004
Price: £395.00
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1989 UK Half Sovereign

Proof
Year: 1989
Price: £680.00
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The 1984 Half-Sovereign

Year: 1984
Price: £360.00
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1913 George V Sovereign -VF

Struck in a minimum of Very Fine condition
Year: 1913
Price: £580.00
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George V Sovereign 1912

Extremely Fine
Year: 1912
Price: £620.00
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1910 Edward VII Sovereign VF+

Struck in the last year of Edward VII's reign
Year: 1910
Price: £580.00
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1908 Edward VII Circulating Sovereign

Year: 1908
Price: £620.00
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1907 Edward VII Circulating Sovereign

Year: 1907
Price: £620.00
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1884 Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse

Year: 1884
Price: £630.00
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1878 Victoria Young Head Shield Reverse

Year: 1878
Price: £590.00
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1863 Queen Victoria Young Head Shield back

Year: 1863
Price: £630.00
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1852 Victoria Young Head Shield back

Year: 1852
Price: £650.00
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The Gold Coins for sale list includes New Gold Coins from the Royal Mint as well as Old Gold Coins in very limited quantities.

See also Silver Coins for sale.

The Price of Gold

The price of gold fluctuates daily which can affect the prices of gold coins from the Royal Mint. Click on any image or “Buy It Now” button to go to the product page on the Royal Mint site to get the latest price and shipping costs.

Buy Gold Coins For Sale Direct From The Royal Mint

The gold coins from the UK Royal Mint are famous the world-over for their beautiful designs that include The Gruffalo 50p Gold Coin, The Snowman 50p Gold Coin.

In the most recent releases of James Bond Coins and The White Horse of Hanover, the coins are the first to be sold out as fully reserved.

British Gold Coins

Gold Britannia

Gold Britannia
Gold Britannia

The most famous gold coin for sale from the Royal Mint of England is the Gold Britannia.

Introduced in 1987, the coins feature a modern design of Britannia on the reverse that was designed by Philip Nathan.

Mr. Nathan’s design was the winning artwork chosen following an art competition the Royal Mint hosted to find a new Britannia image.

Standing firm in the eye of the storm, Britannia displays an unyielding resolve. 

On the obverse of all Gold Britannia coins is the effigy of Britain’s ruling monarch, with the designs regularly updated to reflect the monarch’s age.

2021 Gold Sovereign

Gold sovereign coins are one of the most easily recognised UK gold coins for sale and are favoured by gold investors due to their small unit size. Sovereigns are easy to store, trade and sell. Beware of fake Sovereigns on eBay. Buy direct from the Royal Mint.

Gold Sovereign 2021
Gold Sovereign 2021

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SPECIFICATION VALUE
ALLOY 22 Carat Gold
REVERSE DESIGNER Benedetto Pistrucci
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2021
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Privy Mark & 95 mills

The 2021 Gold Sovereign marks a unique moment in Royal and British history.

The Sovereign has marked many important moments for Her Majesty The Queen throughout the years, and now the coin of the monarch features two special elements in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday.

A unique privy mark appears on the classic golden coin, and its milled edge has precisely 95 mills, each symbolising a year of The Queen’s life.

Royal Mint Gold Bullion

The Royal Mint gold bullion website was merged in 2020 from a separate site into royalmint.com

Their product offerings include gold bullion coins, gold bullion bars and digital gold.

DigiGold allows you to purchase in fractional quantities that suit you down to the finest figure, allowing you to invest as much or as little as you like.

Bought by monetary value rather than a fixed weight, purchased gold is then stored in The Vault.

This option also offers additional flexibility with the opportunity to convert a specific amount of your pension fund into gold, rather than the fixed sizes offered by individual bars.

How to buy Gold Coins from the UK Post Office?

There is a long-standing relationship between the uk Royal Mint and Royal Mail Post Offices.

Notably First Day Covers where coins and stamps are put together to make attractive offerings for both in a set.

You may not know, but you can also buy Royal Mint coins through some Post Office branches. The packaging may be different to what you get from the Royal Mint online shop directly since they sometime add the Post Office Logo. To find the nearest branch to where you live, check this list of stockists.

Buy Gold Coins UK

You can buy gold coins in different sizes to suit your budget. The most common is the one ounce gold coin but there are often smaller sizes available such as a half-ounce gold coin or quarter-ounce gold coin.

Are UK Gold Coins a Good Investment?

A lot of the UK websites selling gold coins state that legal tender gold coins are VAT-free in the UK, and also capital gains tax exempt.

VAT Exempt Gold Coins

List of gold coins considered as investment gold coins for VAT exemption under VAT Notice 701/21A.

Definition of an investment gold coin is an investment gold coin is either a Gold coin minted after 1800 that:

  • is of a purity of not less than 900 thousandths
  • is, or has been, legal tender in its country of origin
  • is of a description of coin that is normally sold at a price that does not exceed 180% of the open market value of the gold contained in the coin

See the UK Government VAT Notice 701/21A website for full details.

See the Royal Mint website page on VAT law relevant to their products. It says:

All gold bullion sold by The Royal Mint including The Sovereign & Britannia ranges are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals.

Capitals Gains Tax (CGT) Exempt Gold Coins

UK Sovereign and Britannia coins are capital gains tax (CGT) exempt for UK residents, due to their status as UK legal tender.

Check the UK Government CGT website for full details and updates to this information. It is subject to change at any time.

Note: We are not tax advisors. Always check with a qualified tax advisor before commiting to a purchase based on this information.

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