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APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® Premier coin to ensure the authenticity and condition after the coins are removed directly from the mint boxes. Each coin is placed in a protective, non-reactive plastic polymer authentication card to protect your coin’s finish. This process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that guarantees your investment indefinitely. Learn more about the tamper-evident process here.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Packaged in RF welded plastic polymer case (2 1/2" x 3 1/4"), protecting the coin's finish, with included authentication card.
- North American APMEXclusive®.
- First coin in new 4-coin series from The Royal Mint.
- Limited mintage of 50,000 coins worldwide.
- Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds on a new textured background.
- Reverse: View of Elizabeth Tower, commonly nicknamed as "Big Ben", from the street level against an overcast sky.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
Secure your Silver Landmarks of Britain Big Ben coin by adding an attractive display box to your order.
This 2017 Silver Big Ben coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection or an ideal gift for a loved one. Add this MintDirect® Premier 2017 1 oz Silver Landmarks of Britain Big Ben coin to your cart today!
Learn more at our Landmarks of Britain series page.
Each year, The British Royal Mint introduces coins with the new year's date on them. New dies are engraved, prepared and deployed to strike the coins for each year.
The coin dies wear down over thousands of strikes, causing the details of the engraved die that transfers to the newly struck coin to flatten, diminishing the quality of the finished coin below standards. At this point, the dies are replaced. For each minting press, new dies may be required multiple times each year.
Once the new dies are installed, the strike quality (the detail transferred to the newly struck coin) returns to its maximum. There is no public notice that dies are changed, and each minting press changes dies at different times required by die wear.
Because each new year brings new dies, APMEX has designated all products delivered by The British Royal Mint during the first 30 days of their issuance that go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier.
APMEX individually seals each MintDirect® Premier coin to ensure that the authenticity and condition of each coin is protected after they are removed directly from the mint tubes. Each coin is placed in a protective authentication card composed of a non-reactive plastic polymer to protect your coin’s finish.
The sealing process seals the coin within the authentication card, creating a tamper-evident package that will guarantee your investment indefinitely. If the tamper-evident package has been opened in any way, you will know it. After the process is completed, the coin in the tamper-evident package is removed from the machine and checked to ensure that the quality of the packaging meets our exacting standards. You now have a finished 2017 1 oz Silver Landmarks of Britain Big Ben MintDirect® Premier Single.
By using this process, APMEX can guarantee that the coins you receive are authentic and in the exact condition as they were when they left The British Royal Mint. The MintDirect® process gives investors confidence in their purchase, knowing that they can buy, hold or sell an authentic coin — guaranteed.
APMEXclusive® Big Ben Coin Highlights an Iconic LandmarkIn a North American APMEXclusive®, The Royal Mint debuts the exciting new Silver Landmarks of Britain series with Big Ben. Bearing an iconic landmark of London’s skyline and British culture, this coin features a limited mintage of 50,000 and is the perfect first release in a contemporary series dedicated to British architecture.
APMEX moves these exceptional coins directly from mint boxes into individually sealed MintDirect® non-reactive plastic polymer authentication cards. This not only protects your coin’s finish, it guarantees the authenticity and condition of your item. The MintDirect® process seals the coin within the card, creating a tamper-evident package that preserves your investment indefinitely.
The Value of MintDirect® Premier Coins for Your CollectionCoin dies naturally wear down over thousands of strikes, causing the details of the engraved die that transfers to the newly struck coin to soften, diminishing the quality of the finished coin. However, each year, when The British Royal Mint introduces coins with the new year's date on them, new dies are engraved and deployed to strike the new year’s coins.
Once the new dies are installed, the strike quality, or the detail transferred to the newly struck coin, returns to its maximum. There is no public notice that dies are changed throughout the year, when a new die may be required due to wear. But because each new year brings new dies, APMEX has designated all products delivered by The British Royal Mint during the first 30 days of their issuance that go through the MintDirect® process as MintDirect® Premier.
100% of reviewers recommend this product
Date:Dec 7, 2017
Date:Oct 28, 2017
Mostly a 90 percent silver buyer, but took a chance on these. Low minting and recognizable subject influenced my decision. Along with being the first in the series. Time will tell if it was a good decision, but for now the coin is exquisite.
- Attractive Design
- Mint Condition
Posted By:All Time American Coin Collectior
Date:May 20, 2017
I remember when I looked up at Big Ben from street level on a visit to England years ago. The view has stood out in my memory for years as It stands out on this coin. The only thing missing from the coin is the sound that Big Ben makes. I'm sure if you try you can here time passing by hour after hour.
- Value (low premium over spot)
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