2013 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

2013 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU

While the Silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, it now also gives you 0.999 purity. This is the only year of the .999 fine issues that the fineness is not listed on the coin making it a one year only type!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • 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 2013 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 2013 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
2013 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
4.4 Overall

(based on 37 reviews)

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Great design, very blingy

By  Mike

from Utah

4.0

Let me start by saying that this is a great design. However, the finish is so shiny it's a bit ridiculous. It's one thing to have a shiny field on a proof coin, that also has satin relief, but this coin is just straight bling. The sad thing is that the detail in the coin really gets lost because it's honestly a bit hard to look at. I was pleasantly surprised, though, that this coin came with a snake privy stamped along the rim. It's a nice, unique touch. It also came in great, fresh-from-the-mint condition. Overall, I'd recommend it, but not because it's easy to look at in bright light.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Brilliant Uncirculated? More like Boring

By  The Extraordinary Mr. Fabulous

from San Diego, CA

4.0

Brilliant Uncirculated? More like Boring with a capital "B"! The artwork on this coin is very beautiful, but the coin itself looks like it is chromed over, like that of children's play toy money. You know, the toy sets we uses to beg our Mom to buy us at the grocery store when we were 4 years old. I probably asked a 1,000 times, but never got the plastic coins I always wanted. That is probably the root cause of my silver stacking addiction, and this coin brought back those wretched memories. Maybe I am being a little dramatic, but hey, the british are way more dramatic with their catchy britpop tunes. The Silver Britannia's features do get lost in the soft detail of the design, and with out any matte finish it is like holding a shiny blob of a coin. I really wanted to love this coin and give it a 5 star rating but just can't do it. If the british could get Perth to make this coin with their signature gloss to matte ratio, this coin would be amazing with the design it has.

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Very Nice!!!

By  RodimusMike

from Marshall,Texas

5.0

The 1oz. Silver Britannia is a beautiful coin and has nice deep detail on both sides and makes for an interesting coin collection.Now I usually collect coins and bullion mainly for saving,but I do also like them for looking at. For me coins and bullion are like seeing into the past and just wondering about the history of it.I just wish I had lots of money so I could buy lots of these,these are totally worth the price in my opinion.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Beautiful Coin!

By  SilverPistol

from Houston, TX

4.0

Great value at time of purchase. Happy with how coins were delivered. Great Service

Pros

  • Classic Coin Design

Nice coins, a few with spots

By  JohnnyBos

from Chicago, IL

4.0

I've always liked the Britannias for a lot of reasons -- great design, relatively low mintages, easy to resell as needed, etc. But they do have the same milk spotting issues as Maple Leafs and ASEs. So caveat emptor. A few of the ones in the roll had some minor spotting. Obviously I don't blame APMEX for that, as it's a Royal Mint problem. But it's something to keep in mind when buying Britannias.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

Get Them While They're Hot!

By  MD

from Washington, DC

5.0

The bullion value and the strength of the underlying currency make these a steal, at current market prices. I've warmed up to what I originally felt was a plain design. Regardless, as a collector or investor, Brittanias are a value buy. They will appreciate in maket value and as a collectible. Thanks APMEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Easy to Sell
  • Attractive Design

Brilliant Coins

By  Hi-Yo Silver!

from Minneapolis, MN

5.0

The coins came in a container, well packaged and of course, were of superior quality. I inspected for flaws and repackaged. It's nice to know these can be used for an IRA. The quality so impressed me that as time goes on I will more likely add more to my holdings.

Pros

  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Attractive Design

Okay

By  jaydubau

from Olathe, KS

4.0

I like these least compared to Perth, eagles, maples, and rounds. They are more expensive. It is nice to have 1 in my collection, but I defiantly won't be stacking these. the entire coin is glossy, no differentiation between silver tones, which is different; I kind of like it because it varies from other coins.

BEAUTIFUL COIN

By  LES

from DINUBA, CALIFORNIA

4.0

GOOD LOOKING COIN, GOOD VALUE AND IS EASILY RECONIZABLE.

Pros

  • Intrinsic And Face Value
  • Attractive Design

Looks fantastic

By  Ash

from Asheville,NC

5.0

I bought one of these from another online vendor out of Florida and it looked terrible it had finger prints and water marks so I was skeptical about buying another because all the complaints about the Royal Mint for the 2013's. APMEX sent me flawless Britannias and they have a great design. I have no complaints, stick with APMEX and you won't have to worry about getting sub-par coins like with other vendors.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell

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