The Great Britain Silver Britannia Coin
The Silver Britannia coins feature the internationally recognized figure of Britannia standing firm against a powerful gale. This image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. New for 2021, the design of the coin has incorporated additional security features including surface animation, a latent image, tincture lines, and micro text to provide an added layer of security. In addition to individual coins, Silver Britannia’s can be purchased in mint tubes of 20 or sealed 500 coin Monster Boxes. First released as 1 oz Gold Britannia coins in 1987, The Royal Mint began producing the 1 oz Silver Britannia coin in 1997 as a Proof, and then as a bullion coin in 1998. The coins minted from 1998 to 2012 contain .958 fine Silver, and beginning in 2013, bullion issues became the first to contain .999 fine Silver. Today, the coin series is released yearly in several sizes in Gold and Platinum Britannia coins, along with the Silver Britannia’s coins in both Brilliant Uncirculated and limited mintage Proofs.
Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds, featuring the Royal Mint’s guilloche design.
Reverse: Designed by Philip Nathan, the reverse features the internationally recognized figure of Britannia standing firm against a powerful gale. Her Image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. Features including a latent image, surface animation, tincture lines, and micro text have been included into the design for added security.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
This 2021 release continues The Royal Mint’s tradition of the popular Silver Britannia coin release while adding modern security features.