THE BRITANNIA 2021 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a figure was shaped to symbolise a nation and its people. The Romans imagined a noble, graceful warrior and placed her on coins with the name Britannia, the new province they had claimed. Britannia has been reimagined many times as she has appeared on the coins of every British monarch from Charles II through to Her Majesty The Queen. The artists of each age have depicted her in ways that reflect the ideas and style of their time. Through every incarnation, Britannia has taken on more layers of meaning and has come to embody the spirit of a nation.
The core design is an attractive piece of work by designer P.J. Lynch, showing an enthroned Britannia with a lion at her feet. Dressed in a long flowing gown and carrying a trident and shield, the art incorporates all the elements you would expect, but the front angled view is one we don’t see very often. A superb piece.
On the obverse of the coin we find the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Presented in a custom black box with a themed shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.