While silver Britannia has always
offered beauty and reliability it now also gives you 0.999 purity. The legendary
figure of Britannia has symbolised Britain?s strength and integrity on coinage
since Roman times. Little wonder then that the silver Britannia, with such a
depth of history behind it, has been a popular choice with bullion investors
ever since its introduction in 1997. This new specification combined with its
tradition and integrity gives new life for today?s investment customer. The 2013
Britannia Silver Bullion coin contains one ounce of 0.999 fine silver and
measures an impressive 38.61mm in diameter.
Silver Britannias - Following the success of the Gold Britannia bullion coins introduced in 1987, the Royal Mint produced a one-ounce Silver Britannia coin in 1997, with the 1997 Silver Britannias being issued only as proofs with a mintage of 20,000. Silver Britannia coins have a face value of two pounds (£2). The silver bullion coins are .958 fine silver, as opposed to the standard British sterling of .925 fine silver.
The standard obverse of Queen Elizabeth II and the reverse of the Standing Britannia decorate all of the Silver Britannia bullion coins of 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. However, special designs and variations have appeared on the 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 issues of the Silver Britannia coins. The first of the special single-year designs commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Gold Britannia coins in 1997, the same year of the Silver Britannia coin's introduction. Since then, the Royal Mint seems to have settled on a pattern of alternating the classic Standing Britannia image and a special design on the reverse of the silver bullion coins. For example, the reverse of the 1997 and 1999 issues of the Silver Britannia coin depicts the same Standing Britannia design, but with one issue being a proof version of the silver coin and another issue being only an uncirculated version of the British silver bullion coin.
Motive: Englische Britannia
Country of origin: England
Nominal value: 2 GBP
Mint: British Royal Mint
Weight: 31,135 g
Fineness: Ag 999,9
Diameter: 40,0 mm
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