HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 c210W
Mr. Patrick Thompson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government have any plans to issue a new United Kingdom gold bullion coin.

Mr. Lawson

Her Majesty the Queen has been. graciously pleased to approve my recommendation, as Master of the Mint, that a new bullion coin containing 1 oz of fine gold be issued, to be called the "Britannia", together with bullion coins of smaller denominations.

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