2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia BU
As low as $2.19 per coin over spot!
The Silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, and this newest release is no exception. Two well-known images in Britain’s history, Britannia and Queen Elizabeth II, grace the opposing sides of this 2016 Silver Britannia.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
- Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
- Obverse: Displays the 5th 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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This 2016 Silver Britannia coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection or an ideal gift for a loved one. Add this 2016 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.
The history of the Silver Britannia coin
The 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia features the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Britannia Silver coin was first minted in 1997 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the popular Gold Britannia coin. Among world coins, the Silver Britannia is notable for having a different British artist each year create the design for the standing portrait of Britannia, legendary guardian of Great Britain. The British Royal Mint has created an iconic coin for the realm, and the latest is eagerly awaited each year by collectors.
Why invest in 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia coins?
The 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia is the fourth year the coin has been made with .999 fine Silver, the purest Silver offered by the British Royal Mint. The Britannia Silver coin was originally struck with .958 fine Silver, but starting in 2013 the mint increased the purity to .999 fine Silver. Among world coins, this beautiful Silver bullion from the British Royal Mint is a reliable source for Silver investments. The British Royal Mint verifies the weight and quality of its coins with the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx, with a judge and an expert jury of assayers.
See the majesty of the 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia.
The 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia can be the start of a great collection from around the world. Search the Silver coin collection and find other Silver classic coins. These world coins are often seen by many as ideal investments due to their link to the government backed British Royal Mint. These Silver coins are also fun for the collector with a rich historical icon. Britannia is the female personification of the British Isles. Like the Royal Mint Britannia coin, most world coins show off in striking detail the best symbols of their countries where the coins are minted.
Place 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia coins in a Precious Metals IRA.
The 2016 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Britannia contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine Silver, making it eligible for investment in a Precious Metals IRA. Only the most pure world coins from trustworthy mints can be included in a Precious Metals IRA, which has strict rules from the IRS about the purity of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. So while the Silver coin, which is legal tender, may have a face value of 2 pounds, it is worth a lot more in Silver weight and is ideal for many investors. Add the British Royal Mint coin to your IRA today, or set one up with the help of APMEX.