Celebrate the Silver Britannia's 20th Anniversary with a new anti-counterfeiting design. This new specification, combined with its tradition and integrity, gives the 2017 1 oz Silver Britannia new life for today’s investor.
Coins minted during the first 30 days of release are eligible for the MintDirect® Premier designation. APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® Premier Tube to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from sealed mint boxes.
- Each coin contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- This MintDirect® Premier Tube contains 25 coins for a total of 25 oz of Silver. Multiples of 20 tubes are packaged in “Monster Boxes”.
- Features a new anti-counterfeiting reverse.
- Obverse: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
- Reverse: The legendary figure of Britannia holding a trident and shield. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times.
- Sovereign coins backed by the British government.
Store your 2017 Silver Britannia tubes in style by adding an empty Monster Box to your order.
These 2017 Silver Britannia coins would be a great addition to any collection or investment portfolio. Add this 25-Coin MintDirect® Premier Tube of 2017 1 oz Silver Britannias to your cart today!
To ensure our customers receive only coins that have remained unopened from the British Royal Mint, APMEX has created a process to guarantee these coins are direct from the mint to you. This process called MintDirect® is your guarantee that these coins remain packaged in tubes directly from the Royal Mint.
APMEX uses a special machine for this sealing process to ensure the products you receive are sealed completely, once they are removed directly from the mint boxes. The mint tubes are placed on the conveyor leading into the machine, and the sealing process seals both ends of each tube with tamper-evident packaging. If this tube has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the tube is removed from the machine and checked to ensure the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished tube of MintDirect® 2017 1 oz Silver Britannia coins.
Once completed, the MintDirect® tubes are stored in the vault until they are ordered by our customers. By using this process, APMEX can guarantee the coins you receive are in exactly the same condition and packaging as they were when they left the British Royal Mint.
The MintDirect® process provides you the assurance this product has not been opened, sorted or searched. Click here for more details.
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 as an investment and 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.