2017 Britannia one ounce coins are issued by the Royal Mint. ATS Bullion, London's West End bullion dealer, is an authorised dealer of gold and silver Britannia coins. The new 2017 coin features radial lines as an additional security feature, and adds to the attractive and modern aesthetic of the Britannia.
These coins benefit from being Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Free. All UK gold and silver bullion coins manufactured by the Royal Mint are legal tender and are exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Tax free coins are available to buy from ATS Bullion and these include Sovereigns, half Sovereigns and gold and silver Britannias. To find out more about Capital Gains Tax - view our article Capital Gains Tax and Gold Bullion: What you need to know.
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This year's 2017 sovereign will mark the 200th anniversary of the modern gold Sovereign. To commemorate the 200 years, this year's sovereign gold coin features a new and exclusive shield mint mark design, which is below the defeated dragon.
This year's Queen's Beast is the 2017 1oz Gold Griffin, the second in the series. The background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen's Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony.
The South African Krugerrand was first produced in 1967 by the South African Chamber of Mines. Over many decades this gold coin has become one of the most popular bullion coins chosen by investors. After its original productions and subsequent success, the Krugerrand galvanised many other gold mints to produce a bullion coin of equal standing. The Krugerrands are minted in 22 carat but contain one troy ounce of pure gold. This 2017 edition is the 50th year of the One Ounce Krugerrand.
The Austrian Philharmoniker coin was first minted in 1989 by the Austrian Mint. This one ounce gold coin was one of the world's most popular during the nineties and displays an award winning depiction of an assortment of musical instruments, including violins, a harp and a Viennese horn. The obverse of the coin pays homage to the great organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna. In 2002, after the introduction of the euro currency, the face value of the coin changed from 2000 Austrian Schillings to 100 Euros.
In 2016 the Chinese Panda coin changed from 1oz in size to 30g. 2017 continues this trend, but with a different design. This coin as always features the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on the obverse and a Panda on the reverse.. The reverse designs of the Pandas changes every year, making these coins attractive to collectors as well as investors.
The Australian 1oz Gold Coin has been produced by the Perth Mint since 1986. Unlike most bullion coins, the Nugget one ounce coin changes its design annually. From 1986 to 1989 the coin featured a different Gold Nugget design. From 1989 onwards the coin has featured different species of Kangaroo, a recognizable emblem of Australia, with Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The face value of the 1oz gold Nugget is $100 AUD, though the value of the coin is based on the market price of its metal content.
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The American gold Buffalo is the 24 carat one ounce American coin. It is the first 1oz .9999 gold coin produced by the American mint, and was issued for the first time in 2006 as an alternative to the 1oz American Eagle to cater for those who prefer 24 carat gold coins. Like the 1oz Eagle it has a face value of $50. The coin depicts an Indian Head on the obverse, and a buffalo on the reverse.