To hold a British Silver Britannia in your hand is to hold a work of art that looks absolutely stunning in high quality fine silver. Britannia is an icon of national patriotism for the British people of Britain but you don’t have to be British to appreciate how regal and powerful she looks on this coin. This coin here comes in a random year and condition depending on availability.
- Made of 1 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Face value of 2 (GBP) pounds is backed by Great Britain.
- Obverse side has an image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the image of Britannia, the personification of Great Britain
- Year of coin is random and subject to stock on hand
Britannia coins were first issued in 1987 as a gold coin only. Ten years later, the Silver Britannia Coin was issued and was an instant hit. Collectors love the gorgeous design and high silver content of these coins. From 1997 to 2012 these coins were made with .958 fine silver. In 2013, the Royal Mint decided to upgrade their coins’ silver content to .999 fine silver and they have been at this amount ever since.
On the obverse side of this coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II facing the right. The actual design of the queen varies depending on the year on your particular coin. The 1997 coin design is by Raphael Maklouf. From 1998-2015 the Ian Rank-Broadley design was used.
On the obverse of all 1 oz British Silver Britannia coins youll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. However, depending upon the year of issue you receive in this listing you’ll find a different design. The first year of issue in 1997 was the one and only to feature the third-generation effigy of Her Majesty. Created by Raphael Maklouf, it was in circulation from 1985 to 1997. From mid 2015 until present, the design was created by Jody Clark.
The reverse of the coin features the image of Britannia, what is considered to be the personification of Britain which is similar to our Lady Liberty. She is considered to be the defender of all of Britain. Here she is holding a trident in one hand and a shield and laurel leaf in the other. She is wearing a flowing robe and a plumed helm. She is facing to the right and her hair is blowing to the right as well. She looks regal and ready to lead the charge against whoever comes against Britain.
Here is your chance to get this wonderful coin at an enticing price. You get a quality coin with this gorgeous design from a random year and condition. Get yours today.