Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 Royal Mint Britannia Silver Bullion Coin

1oz 2014 Royal Mint Britannia Silver Coin

This .999 Birtannia silver coin has a face value of £2. The reverse features Britannia, the female personification of the island of Great Britain used since ancient Rome. Britannia first appeared on a coin in first century Rome, but was not included on British coinage until 1672.

The reverse image is of Britannia in her Roman-style helmet, holding Poseidon's trident in one hand and an olive branch and shield in the other. The shield is decorated in the same style as the British flag. Britannia’s dress and hair swirl in the wind as she looks out to sea, watchful against threats. The rim reads 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER, BRITANNIA 2014.

The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth’s dignified portrait. The words ELIZABETH II DG REG FID DEF and 2 POUNDS are written around the rim.

1 Ounce Pure Silver (999)
Face Value: £2
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 31.21g

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