Though these Silver Britannias may have scratches, dings, spots, and be out of the capsule, they give you the perfect opportunity to buy Silver coins at a reasonable price.
- Coins produced prior to 2013 are .958 fine, while coins issued starting in 2013 are .999 fine.
- The fineness' may vary but each coin will contain 1 oz of fine Silver.
- Obverse: An effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: A depiction of the legendary figure of Britannia.
- Guarunteed by the British Government.
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Random year date/condition on these coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand. Items may also contain privy marks or gilding.
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.