2013 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (w/Year of the Snake Privy Mark)

2013 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (w/Year of the Snake Privy Mark)

This is the first time that the 1,100 year-old Royal Mint’s classic 1 oz Silver Britannia has been embellished with a symbol from the Chinese lunar-solar calendar. It is also the first time that this coin has carried a design around its milled edge.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of fine Silver.
  • Obverse: Displays the effigy of 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.

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Royal Mint Chief Engraver, Gordon Summers said “Our main challenge in developing the Lunar Britannia coin was incorporating the lunar symbol around the edge of the coin with clarity and quality of design, yet retaining the beauty and the impact of Philip Nathan’s Britannia figure”. And the end result? The elegantly-curled figure of a snake appears at intervals around the edge of the coin, as though standing guard over the proud Britannia, a celebration of the "Year of the Snake" in classic style.

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 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (w/Year of the Snake Privy Mark)
2013 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (w/Year of the Snake Privy Mark)
4.3 Overall

(based on 6 reviews)

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Disappointing!

By  Brian

from Albany, Oregon

2.0

I received this coin and was quite disappointed that to the naked eye the ridge around it was not fully formed. I dont often complain but, I am not happy with the coin.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Interesting edge marking

By  KCB

from Farmer City, IL

5.0

Unique lunar design on the edge. Not easy to see when grouped with other lunar coins, but fun to point out.

Pros

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

Special Edging is Really Nice

By  Len

from East Hanover, NJ

5.0

I purchased this coin because it has a year of the snake edging eight times around the coin, which is somewhat unique and beautiful. The coin itself has a high luster throughout which I think could have been enhanced with contrasting finishes. Nevertheless, a nice coin for any collection. Good service as usual from APMEX.

Pros

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

super purchase

By  john

from arkansas

5.0

super purchase and super service.

flawless 8 time snake strik edge..simply

By  silvertopic

from la

5.0

i really love with detail snake privy edge with flawless.. the quality so shine..great collection...most have more then one.!!

Pros

  • Attractive Design

The British mint disappoints

By  Ben

from Virginia

4.0

APMEX service is excellent as usual! I was disappointed in the coin, there was what appeared to be milk spots or some kind of dirty residue. Besides a collector coin, it's hard to justify the price over premium compared to Perth mint lunar series.

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

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