1 oz Silver Britannia Coin (2017)
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|1 - 24||$20.12||$20.92|
|25 - 99||$19.82||$20.61|
|100 - 499||$19.52||$20.30|
|500 or more||$19.24||$20.01|
The Silver Britannia is an official bullion coin of the United Kingdom and contains 1 troy ounce of 99.9% fine silver, making it IRA-eligible. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Silver Britannia. And to commemorate this milestone, the Royal Mint has added a new, anti-counterfeiting feature to this beautiful coin.
2017 Silver Britannia coins are legal tender and have a face value of £2 pounds sterling. The silver content, weight, and purity of every Britannia coin are guaranteed by the British government.
The back of the coin features the iconic Britannia figure, the symbolic protector of the British Isles. She stands firm against the winds of a powerful gale, vigilantly watching over her homeland armed with her trident, shield and Corinthian helmet. She holds an olive branch as a symbol of peace in her left hand. An added detail that is often missed is the name Nathan, stamped in the bottom giving credit to its designer, Philip Nathan.
*New for 2017, Britannia is surrounded by a speckled radial sunburst, giving this .999 fine silver coin a striking look that is very difficult to counterfeit. You can see this security feature in this video:
The front of the Silver Britannia coin features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and face value.
The weight and strength of 2017 Silver Britannia coins are verified at the annual, centuries-old Trial of the Pyx where a jury of assayers ensure newly minted coins conform to required standards.
The Royal Mint has been striking coins for over 1,000 years. And the 2017 Silver Britannia continues the tradition. It takes its inspiration from ancient Britannia coins first struck by the Romans.
It was the practice of the Romans to personify continents and countries as female figures. And for the Province of Britannia (the Roman controlled regions of England, Scotland and Wales) they used the figure of Britannia. On coins of emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) she is featured in classic flowing robes with a spear and shield, seated on rocky crags which probably provided the invaders’ first view of Britain.
Pictured below, early Britannia coins:
After the Romans, she was brought back during the reign of Charles II, but as a maritime figure as the British Empire sought to assert its sovereignty over the seas. This is the inspiration behind the trident pictured in today’s design.
2017 Silver Britannia coins draw from a deep historical heritage, and its .999 purity, anti-counterfeiting feature, and reasonable premium over spot make it ideal for the modern precious metals investor now.
Multiples of 25 Britannia coins ship in sealed mint tubes. Multiples of 500 come in a sealed monster box.
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