The 2001 Britannia design is reminiscent of the beautiful interpretation of Una and the Lion which was featured on the five-pound piece of 1839.
- Contains 1 oz of .958 fine Silver.
- Individual coins will be in protective plastic.
- Low mintage of only 44,816 coins.
- Obverse: Displays the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
- Reverse: Features the legendary figure of "Una and the Lion" design.
- 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 Silver coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection or an ideal gift for a loved one. Add this 2001 1 oz Silver Britannia to your cart today!
This 2001 Silver Britannia, the KEY DATE in the Silver Britannia coin series has the lowest mintage of all uncirculated 1 oz Silver Britannias. In addition to its low mintage, the 2001 Silver Britannia also features the outstanding "Una and the Lion" design. A Silver gem, this Silver Britannia gives you the opportunity to own one of the best coins in the series.
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.