2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (Gilded)

2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (Gilded)

While the Silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, it now also gives you .999 purity. The 2014 Silver Britannia Bullion coin contains one ounce of .999 fine Silver and measures an impressive 38.61 mm in diameter.

The legendary figure of the beautiful Britannia has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times and is featured on the reverse. In her right hand, she boldly holds a trident while a shield rests in her left hand as a gust of wind blows her robe back. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is classically displayed on the obverse along with the monetary denomination. Please note - the gilding of this coin was applied by an experienced third party company.

Protect your Silver Britannia with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order.

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.

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2014 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU (Gilded)
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Great coin from a well known mint

By  el coleccionista

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I like the designed

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