The 2002 1 oz Silver Britannia has the second lowest mintage of all Britannias. Featuring the well-known "Standing Britannia" design reflective of British culture and pride, the Silver Britannia attracts attention from collectors and investors worldwide.
- Contains 1 oz of .958 fine Silver.
- Comes in protective plastic flip.
- Mintage of 48,816 coins.
- Obverse: Profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Image of Britannia wearing a Corinthian helmet, holding a trident and shield.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
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Silver Britannias are popular around the world for their strong, timeless imagery. Add this 2002 Silver Britannia to your cart today.
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.