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1 oz Great Britain Silver Britannia

1 oz Great Britain Silver Britannia

1 oz Great Britain Silver Britannia was first minted in 1997

The Silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, and this newest release is no exception. Two well-known images in Britain’s history, Britannia and Queen Elizabeth II, grace the opposing sides of this 2016 Silver Britannia.

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    1 oz Great Britain Silver Britannia

    The, 1 oz Great Britain Silver Britannia, silver bullion coin was first minted in 1997 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the popular gold Britannia coin. The Silver Britannia is notable for having a different British artist each year create the design for the standing portrait of Britannia, legendary guardian of Great Britain.

    The 2016 edition of the British 1 oz Silver Britannia features the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and again shows the portrait of Britannia introduced in 2012.

    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

    • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
    • Multiples of 25 are packaged in mint tubes. Multiples of 500 are packaged in “Monster Boxes.” All other coins will be in protective plastic.
    • Obverse: Displays the 5th effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
    • Reverse: The legendary figure of Britannia holding a trident and shield. Her image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times.
    • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

    Silver Has Always Been Money

    Silver has been considered a precious element for 6000 years. It was first used as a currency in 700 B.C. and has had a role as a trading metal in nearly every ancient and modern culture. From the drachma of the ancient Greeks, which contained an eighth of an ounce of silver to the Roman denarius and the British pound sterling, which designated a specific weight amount of the element, silver has long held a special place as a store of value.

    Today, its intrinsic value persists. It is considered a secure and affordable investment and has earned a place in the portfolios of many different types of investors for that reason.


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