2017 Gold and Silver Britannias - Get your 2017 Gold and Silver Britannia coins first at APMEX. APMEX offers 2017 Great Britain Gold and Silver Britannias at competitive prices. The 2017 introduces a anti-counterfeiting protection feature with a radial sunburst behind Britannia on the reverse.
The obverse of the 2016 Gold and Silver Britannia coins bear the fifth effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each 2017 Gold Britannia is made from .9999 fine Gold, and each 2017 Silver Britannia is made of .999 fine Silver.
The reverse pays tribute to the image of Britannia. 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 first 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.
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