2017 Britannia Silver Proof 1oz Coin
Britannia is the female personification of Britain, embodying the changing ideals and values of our country throughout history. She has often been said to reflect powerful women through the ages, and, in the case of certain British queens, the events and attitudes of their reigns.
The practice of portraying nations as idealised women dates back to the Roman era and, over the centuries, Britannia has developed into a ‘warrior queen,’ wearing a helmet and carrying a shield. During the eighteenth century her image was used to reinforce Britain’s mastery of the seas, and she was seen with her trident for the first time in a design by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler.
Throughout the nineteenth century she embodied the might of the British Empire, a firm and assured figure leading Britain on the world stage, like Queen Victoria herself. Armed and vigilant, modern Britannia continues to symbolise defence and control in a peaceful Britain.
- Denomination: £2
- Mint Mark: Features the celebratory trident mint mark with the number 20, for one year only
- Maximum Coin Mintage: 7,500 in limited edition packaging
- Alloy: 999 fine silver
- Weight: 31.21g (1oz)
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Reverse Designer: Louis Tamlyn
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Quality: Proof
The reverse features a design by Louis Tamlyn. Louise created a design that represents a modern Britain balancing heritage and progress. To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the silver Britannia coin, the design also features a special trident mint mark with the number 20.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of The United Kingdom with the latest Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The monetary denomination, and silver content are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The coin has been struck in 1 oz of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard. Presented in a black presentation box, the coin comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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