1999 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

1999 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

Mintage of only 69,394 coins. With its popular design of Britannia in a charging chariot, the 1999 Silver Britannia is a lovely addition to any coin collection.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .958 fine Silver.
  • Individual coins will be in protective plastic.
  • Mintage of 69,394 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 Britannia. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

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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.
Customer Reviews of 1999 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
1999 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
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"A good buy with a low mintage"

By  CHIPSDICE

from Round Rock, TX

5.0

I'M IN LOVE WITH BRITANNIA

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

By far the most attractive

By  Glenn

from Chicago, IL

5.0

This year of issue is by far my favourite of the britannias. I love the chariot and horses. This has a special place in my collection.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

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from SC

5.0

Just got 4 of these bad boyz. Love'em. Started collecting the Britannia's, and my 12 year likes these the best. I happen to like these the best, although it is a hard choice between this one and the 2003. Only 4 left, I hope these are still here by the time I get paid next week. Here's to hoping. And I will definitely buy more of the 2003's too!!

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