The 2023 British 1 Kilo Silver Britannia Coin is a really big coin but it isn’t just the large quantity of silver that makes this a heavy coin. This coin marks the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. With the queen’s passing, future coins will bear the effigy of King Charles III. This makes this coin even more popular as collectors will want to buy this piece of history.
- Recognized as legal tender backed by the British Government.
- Four new design elements added in 2021 as security features
- 1 Kilo of .9999 pure silver BU Grade
- 500 British Pounds face value
- Obverse: Jody Clark’s bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscripted with “Elizabeth II”, “D.G.”, “REG”, “F.D.”, “2 Pounds”
- Reverse: Phillip Nathan’s Brittania design holding a trident and shield. Inscripted: “Britannia”, “2023”, “1.oz”, “999”, “Fine”, “Silver”
The Britannia Silver Coin is crafted by the Royal Mint, a trusted mint for over 1100 years. The Royal Mint has come to be known as a mint that produces beautiful coins to commemorate key historical figures and events. The Britannia Silver Coin is a stunning testament to the quality and attention to detail that has made the mint so popular. Since 1987, customers have been awed by Phillip Nathan’s depiction of Britain’s revered Britannia.
What makes these coins so special is the beautiful art of two of the best coin designers, Jody Clark and Phillip Nathan. Their designs are striking in a silver bullion coin.
The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II lovingly designed by Jody Clark. Clark’s rendition really captures her regal nature with great detail from the crown on her head to her dangle earrings. Engraved around her portrait are the initials “D.G. and “REG” which are abbreviations for the Latin phrase “By God’s Grace, Queen.” To the left of her portrait is “2 Pounds” reminding us that this is legal tender backed by the British Government.
The featured design for this coin is Phillip Nathan’s Britannian design. Britannia is the embodiment of Britain and is supposed to represent the strength and resilience of Britain. In Nathan’s portrayal she is wearing a toga and a brush helmet on her head. In her right hand she is wielding a trident and in her right hand is an olive branch and a shield with a Union flag on it. Arched above the image is ‘Britannia 2023 1 KILO 999 ‘FINE SILVER’. Below is ‘NATHAN’ as an artist’s signature.
Introduced in the 2021 coin, the 2023 Britannia Silver Coin has four anti-counterfeiting measures integrated into the design. As you look at the reverse side of the coin, you will see a smaller trident than the one Britannia is holding. When you turn the coin a little you will see the trident turn into a padlock. Additionally, the waves in the background are another security feature. When you move the coin, the waves look like they are moving. The design of the flag on Briannia’s shield is another anti-counterfeit measure. The flag has tincture lines that highlight the Union flag. Mico-text around the border of the coin makes for another security feature. Here you will see “Decus et Tutamen” which is Latin for “an ornament and a safeguard” seemingly referring to the fact that the micro-text is a decoration and a security measure. All of these features combine to defend the value of the coin.
The 2023 British 1 Kilo Silver Britannia-Queen Type is a fitting way to honor the queen. The heavy weight of the coin mirrors the heavy nature of this coin that marks the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Get yours today.