Featured on the obverse of the 2016 1 Oz. Gold British Britannia is the leftward facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The likeness is the most recently designed portrait of the Queen and was created by Jody Clark for the 2015 1 Oz. Gold Britannia. With the 2015 design, the Queen has been featured on the Britannia in three distinct designs: the first obverse featured the “third portrait” of the Queen and was replaced by the “fourth portrait” in 1998. Surrounding her profile, the inscriptions denoting her majesties title and the denomination of the coin can be seen.
On the back of the coin is a classic representation of the goddess Britannia. First used by Roman conquers to describe their new province, the term Britannia slowly began to mean more to the Britons under Roman rule; and later in the 2nd century she became personified as the goddess Britannia. Shown in classic robes, Britannia can be seen donning a distinct Corinthian helmet, with a shield emblazoned with the Union Jack on the right and a Trident clutched in her hand on the left: forever at attention to protect her land and people from invasion.
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