1 oz Silver Landmarks of Britain - The debut of a new series from The Royal Mint! This limited mintage series, Landmarks of Britain, will feature four coins with contemporary designs depicting major locations within the United Kingdom. Each design is made from 1 oz of .999 fine Silver with a limited mintage of 50,000 coins per design. This new series brings to life the iconic architecture and features that have shaped the nation.
The Big Ben Coin a Must for Silver Collectors
The first coin in this series features the most recognizable landmark in Britain: Big Ben. Elizabeth Tower, which dominates the skyline at the northern end of the House of Parliament, is one of London's most iconic landmarks. But while the tourists who flock to photograph it each day might refer to the clock as "Big Ben", it is actually the great bell inside that bears the famous nickname, possibly used in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall, First Commissioner for Works from 1855-1858. The original bell was cast in 1856 but quickly cracked. It was recast in 1858, but was to suffer the same fate. Finally a lighter hammer was used to strike a different section of the still-damaged bell, giving us the distinctive sound, a musical note E, that we know today. It is a sound that has become an unmistakable thread in the very fabric of British life.
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