1oz Britannia Silver Coin
The British Silver Britannia coin was once one of the most circulated coins in the world. Used in the British Isles and throughout the Commonwealth nations, these coins were a symbol of British power and influence. Today, the coins remain as a testament of Britain’s place in the world.
- Brand–The Royal Mint
- Country–United Kingdom
- Purity–99.99% silver
- Weight–1 oz
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Britannia coins in their modern incarnation were not introduced until 1987 in gold, and 1997 in silver. However, the image of Britannia and its use on British coins dates back more than 300 years to the formation of a unified United Kingdom between Britain, Scotland, and Ireland.
The image of Britannia and her place in British culture date back even further, approximately 2,000 years to the arrival of Roman soldiers on the British Isles. Britannia was originally the name of the isles and the inhabitants in Latin, given to the region by the conquering Romans. Over time, Britannia came to hold status as a goddess of sorts, representing the protective nature of Britain.
British Silver Britannia coins are available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz. The silver coins originally consisted of .958 silver from 1997 to 2012, but now feature .999 pure silver. Each coin in this product listing is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, meaning there are no signs of wear and tear.
On the reverse side of each coin is the image of Britannia, the guardian of the British Isles. She is featured with a trident in her right hand, a Corinthian helmet upon her head, and a shield in her left hand with the Union Jack emblazoned on it as she stands ready to defend Britain.
The obverse features the latest depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The nation’s longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II’s image has been updated for the first time since 1998. This fifth-generation depiction of the Queen was created by Jody Clark and unveiled in July 2015.
The Royal Mint (United Kingdom)