The RPS Bullion 2023 King Charles III Britannia Coin Series represents the second release of 2023 Britannia bullion coins, following the initial release featuring the Queen Elizabeth II effigy by Jody Clark.
King Charles III’s Ascension
On the afternoon of September 8th, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, passed away at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, surrounded by her family.
His Majesty King Charles III’s formal ascension proclamation took place on September 10th, 2022, as the Accession Council convened at St. James’s Palace in London.
Gold bullion Britannia coins are the United Kingdom’s most sought-after CGT exempt 1 oz gold coins. The Royal Mint first introduced Britannias in 1987. These British gold bullion coins carry a face value of £100. From 1987 to 2012, the coins were minted in 22-carat gold (0.9167 fineness). However, since 2013, the coins have been struck in 24-carat gold (0.9999 fineness). Regardless of whether they are minted in 22-carat or 24-carat gold, each coin contains one troy ounce of gold.