Gold Britannia 1/4oz
Buy gold Britannia 1/4oz coins from BullionByPost. 1/4oz gold Britannias have become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to the Sovereign as a similarly sized coin. We source our current year coins directly from The Royal Mint, and all prices shown include free, fully insured delivery.
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Gold Britannia 1/4oz History
Quarter ounce Britannia gold coins have been in production since 1987 as part of the Britannia bullion coin range. Initially a 22 carat coin they were updated in 2013 to 24 carat (999.9 fineness) gold. The quarter ounce Britannia coin contains 7.775 grams of gold, and is a firm favourite among investors looking for more flexibility in their portfolio, or those on a smaller budget.
With a face value of £25, all 1/4oz gold Britannia's are exempt from CGT, and VAT-free, making them an excellent choice for investors.
Gold Britannia 1/4oz Price
Gold Britannia 1/4oz prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each gold Britannia 1/4oz coin weighs 7.8g or 8.5g grams, and is struck to a purity of 22 carat or 24 carat, meaning they contain 7.8g grams of pure gold.
Gold Britannia 1/4oz prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new gold Britannia 1/4oz coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare gold Britannia 1/4oz coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which is the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK gold Britannia 1/4oz prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.
Our gold Britannia 1/4oz prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the gold Britannia 1/4oz price shown includes fully insured delivery.
Gold Britannia 1/4oz Coin Specification
The gold Britannia 1/4oz coin is a British gold coin manufactured by the Royal Mint. British gold Britannia 1/4oz coins weigh 7.8g or 8.5g with a diameter of 22.05mm. Gold Britannia 1/4oz coins are manufactured from 22 carat or 24 carat gold.
Gold Britannia 1/4oz Value
Investors often ask what is the value of a gold Britannia 1/4oz? British gold Britannia 1/4oz coins have a face value of 25. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the gold Britannia 1/4oz coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.
You can always find a simple benchmark value for a gold Britannia 1/4oz thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a gold Britannia 1/4oz is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of gold Britannia 1/4oz might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.
The easiest way to work out a gold Britannia 1/4oz value is to use its gold weight of 7.8g grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 916.7 or 999.9 fineness, it's important to calculate the 22 carat or 24 carat gold Britannia 1/4oz value, to ensure you have an accurate price.
How Much are Gold Britannia 1/4oz Coins Worth?
If you are wondering how much are gold Britannia 1/4oz worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a gold Britannia 1/4oz has 7.8g of pure gold, roughly 1/4 of a troy ounce. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a gold Britannia 1/4oz is worth quite quickly.