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2012 1 oz Silver Britannia Proof (w/Box & COA)

2012 1 oz Silver Britannia Proof (w/Box & COA)

The Silver 2 pound (£2) coin contains 1 oz of actual Silver weight and has been struck in 0.958 Britannia Silver to Proof quality.

Limited edition presentation of only 2,450 coins!

Beautifully presented, it comes housed in a black presentation case, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing its provenance and the product issue limit.

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.

Customer Reviews of 2012 1 oz Silver Britannia Proof (w/Box & COA)
2012 1 oz Silver Britannia Proof (w/Box & COA)
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from KS


Beautiful. The only con is the plastic sleeve that encases the coin, it can be twisted open. Other than that its fantastic, would recommend it to anyone with interest in Britannias


from CA


I am not one to buy a single oz of silver for 4x the spot price until I saw this offer. Yea, I know, I can hear the concerned questions now... "Why didn't you just by 4 generics?" Well, when a coin of this caliber comes out, and the mintage is less than 2,500 for nearly the price of a 2012 Lunar Dragon upon release (which has a mintage of 300,000) your gut takes over your brain and says "What? Are you stupid? Just buy the damn thing!" So I did. I regret nothing. This coin is absolutely amazing. I am now the very proud owner of a coin that 7 billion people will never get a chance to own. Thanks to APMEX for the the safe and secure shipping and a very reasonable price for a piece of history that will never be made again.

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