20 oz Silver Britannias (Proof) - These Proof Silver Britannia coins display an exceptional finish that makes the design stand out from other coins. Each coins has been struck with specially polished dies that give each coin a highly reflective or cameo appearance. The Silver Proof Britannia coins are made from .999 fine Silver and each size and design is set to have low or limited mintages.
Following the success of the Gold Britannia bullion coins introduced in 1987, the Royal Mint produced a one-ounce Silver Britannia coin in 1997, with the 1997 Silver Britannias being issued only as proofs with a mintage of 20,000. Silver Britannia coins have a face value of two pounds (£2). The Silver bullion coins produced from 1998-2012 are .958 fine Silver, as opposed to the standard British sterling of .925 fine Silver with the 2013 bullion issue being .999 fine Silver.
The Silver Britannia’s attractive design was created to appeal to both collectors and investors alike. The obverse of the 1997 issue of the Silver coin features the “Third Portrait” used on British decimal bullion coins dated from 1985 to 1997. In 1998, the obverse design of the Silver Britannia coin, along with the obverse designs on all other British coins, changed to depict the “Fourth Portrait,” a more mature likeness of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse of the Silver Britannia coin illustrates Britannia, which is known to change designs from year to year and resembles the Roman figure Boudica. To view available 20 oz Silver Proof Britannia coins, click on the image representing the Silver Proofs of your interest: