With all the beauty of the Proof coin design, the Brilliant Uncirculated version brings a fine design by an accomplished artist within reach – and it still contains a full ounce of the Royal Mint's finest silver. Britannia is so strongly linked with the coins of Britain that her use is protected in law – only Britannia coins from The Royal Mint are genuine. As befits an icon such as Britannia, portrait sculptor Robert Hunt has created a superb design. At first she appears traditional, her seated pose and classical robes lending a familiar air – bringing to mind the iconic reverse design of the 50p. But her head turns to listen to the world, she is interested in lands beyond her borders, a wisdom symbolised by the owl. Robert Hunt’s design is available exclusively on the Britannia Proof range. The one and only exception is this one ounce coin struck in the same .999 silver to gleaming Brilliant Uncirculated standard. This is the perfect way to own this important, limited-time design at a very affordable price or to gift a coin steeped in patriotism and history to someone very special.