2012 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

2012 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

Designed by Philip Nathan, the breathtaking portrait of Britannia on the reverse was chosen to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .958 fine Silver.
  • Mintage of 100,000 coins.
  • 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 coin backed by the British government.

Protect and display your Silver Britannia in style by adding an attractive display 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 2012 1 oz Silver Britannia to your cart today!

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 2012 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
2012 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
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Beautiful Brit

By  Geoffrey

from Ca

5.0

The silver Britannia series is one of the best ad unique govt bullion set to have been produced. I just hope they start changing the designs again every other year.

Pros

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

Too Shiny

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

3.0

This 2012 Brittania's finish is very mirrored with virtually no contrast in luster on either the obverse or reverse. While a nice coin, my preference would have been for one with more visual appeal.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand

Last of a generation

By  eman

from US Midwest

5.0

The 2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Britania is the last time this coin has met the "Britannia Silver" standard of 95.84%. The coin still contains a full troy ounce of silver but Britannia's made after 2012 went from being a 40mm @ 32.45g to 38.61mm @ 31.21g. This is the last of a generation of coins and only 100,000 exist. The Britannia's made from 2013 forward are now made "Mint to Order" meaning the rarity is not going to be quite as high. But this is from the home of the Crown - how can you not buy it? The Brit's have set the Silver standard for generations. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) still sets the standard for delivery of Silver to the open market. If you own a Britannia - you own guaranteed, quality, fine silver, known throughout the world.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

nice coin

By  rocko

from new orleans

5.0

very pretty coin

Pros

  • Attractive Design

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from CA

5.0

Really really beautiful coins. Been collecting them for years, the 2012 is particularly nice. They tend to be a few quid more than the Maple Leafs or Golden Eagles but its been my experience on the back end when you go to sell they tend to hold their value very well. Great way to get into silver bullion.

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from MI

5.0

I"m impressed with this coin. Nice mirrored-finish.

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from CA

5.0

Wow, hurt-your-eyes bright! Because of the similar majestic female figures on the obverse, I thought this coin would be similar to the Silver Eagle or the Libertad. In some ways it is. However, it really grabs your attention because it has a mirror-like shine and it is very flashy. Great design! I still love the classic finish of the Eagles and Libertads, but this coin is the diva among the three!

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from AL

5.0

Really truly a beautiful coin. I placed it in an air-tite for ASE with the ornament loop. Fits great and is by far the best way to have your cake and eat it too.

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from FL

5.0

This coin is beautiful and comes with a proof like shine...

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from SC

5.0

I know I say this about a lot of silver coins I order from Apmex, but really, this coin is absolutely beautiful!! It will be my number 1 purchase until they're gone. Simply gorgeous!

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