2013 5 oz Silver Britannia PF-69 NGC (First Release)

2013 5 oz Silver Britannia PF-69 NGC (First Release)

This 5 oz Proof Silver Britannia has a low mintage of only 1,150 coins adding collectibility on top of its bullion value!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 5 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the Proof-69 condition of the coin.
  • The First Releases label ensures that this coin was received by NGC within the first 30 days of its release.
  • Limited mintage of only 1,150 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination.
  • Reverse: Features Britannia seated in traditional pose, robed in the classical tradition with a Corinthian helmet and Neptune’s trident to represent her claim as “ruler of the waves.”
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect and display your 5 oz Silver Britannia in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

With its classic design and low mintage, this coin is an exceptional value, so add it 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.

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