2017 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
As low as $2.09 per coin over spot!
Celebrate the Silver Britannia's 20th anniversary with this stunning coin from The Royal Mint. A radiating pattern has been added behind Britannia. Not only does this feature add sophistication but is also an anti-counterfeiting security.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coin comes in protective plastic. Multiples of 25 come in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 come in 20 mint tubes inside a monster box
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- Celebrates 20 years of the Silver Britannia's tradition and legacy.
- Features a radial sunburst design that adds anti-counterfeiting protection.
- Obverse: Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
- 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.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
Protect your Silver Britannia with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.
This 2017 Silver Britannia coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection. Add this 2017 1 oz Silver Britannia to your cart today!
Steadfast and confident, Britannia is a symbol of resilience and strength. In 2017, The Royal Mint commemorates the 30th year since Britannia’s bullion design was launched to market. Sculptor Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia bullion in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon. In these additions to the bullion collection, she stands firm as a powerful gale whips around her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. This design features a radial sunburst at her back.
In 2017 the Silver Britannia coin celebrates its 20th anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone, the 2017 Britannia design has been refreshed with a high-security radial sunburst background, modernizing this iconic coin. Debuting in 1997, the first Silver Britannia featured the same design as its Gold counterpart. Issuing years from 1997 to 2012 were minted in .958 pure Silver, while those minted in 2013 and thereafter feature .999 fine Silver.
Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles, takes her name from an ancient term for Great Britain and has been a popular figure since the 1st century, when she was first depicted on Roman coinage under the rule of Emperor Hadrian. Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. She was a firm fixture on coins from this point onwards, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when she was chosen to appear on the 50 pence coin until 2008.
Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Like Columbia in the U.S. and Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming.
In 1987, Britannia’s image graced the new Gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Mint known as the Gold Britannia. These Gold coins have since grown in popularity a collector’s piece. Gold Britannias are available in sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins. In 1997, the Royal Mint expanded this design to a Silver bullion coin known as the Silver Britannia. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them major players in the modern coin market.
Anti-Counterfeit Feature Protects Ensure you have Quality
The anti-counterfeit feature on the 2017 Great Britain Silver Britannias help fight against Silver coin counterfeiting. The security in knowing these coins are authentic adds value to your Silver collection. In an age where counterfeiting coins is common, the Royal British Mint planned a unique feature to help fight against all manners of counterfeiting. Buy 2017 Silver Britannias today from APMEX. These coins are priced competitively.
2017 Silver Britannia Design Complete with Historical Narrative
The design on the reverse, the Britannia, is a symbol of resilience and strength. The Britannia has been used as a female personification of the Briton Islands for generations. This symbol has been used on coinage, bank notes, stamps and other monetary uses. The design itself is beautifully crafted and is depicted with intricate and immaculate detail. Beginning and experienced collectors will enjoy the coin for its high quality and metal content, but they can marvel at the artistic beauty of the Silver Britannia. Order your 2017 Silver Britannia today.