If you’re in the market to buy silver, the British Silver Britannia coin is an excellent option. The official silver bullion coin for Britain, this bullion product features stunning images as important to the people of Britain as Liberty and the bald eagle are in America. The 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coin is now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic flip and tubes of 20 or 25.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Issued a face value of £2 (GBP) by Great Britain.
- Obverse includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the design of Britannia created in 1987 by Philip Nathan.
- Available for purchase from random years of issue!
When the Romans began their conquest of the British Isles, the island of Britain was known as the province of Britannia. It took the Romans two centuries to fully pacify the island’s native inhabitants, after which time the term Britannia came to be associated with a personification of a goddess guarding over the isles.
Starting in 1987, the Royal Mint released a series of bullion coins featuring the famed image of Britannia as the primary design. These coins launched that year with a gold version, and the Silver Britannia was issued a decade later in 1997. When the British Silver Britannia was first released in 1997, it featured .958 pure silver content. That continued through 2012, with all 2013-present coins feature .999 pure silver instead.
On the obverse of all 1 oz British Silver Britannia coins you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. However, depending upon the year of issue you receive in this listing you’ll find a different design. The first year of issue in 1997 was the one and only to feature the third-generation effigy of Her Majesty. Created by Raphael Maklouf, it was in circulation from 1985 to 1997.
Silver Britannias issued from 1998 to 2015 included the fourth-generation design from Ian Rank-Broadley. The latest design, created in mid-2015 by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark, is available on some 2015 coins and all 2016-present issues in the Britannia range.
The reverse of all British Silver Britannia Coins includes the image of Britannia. The protector of Britain and the British Isles, she wears a Corinthian cap, wields control over the seas with her trident, and has a shield bearing the Union Jack upon it to guard against invasion.
In this JM Bullion listing, you’ll receive a 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coin. We cannot guarantee the year of issue you’ll receive as that is determined based on availability in the warehouse when your order is processed for shipping. Your coins could arrive in an individual flip or tubes of 20 or 25, with the amount in the tube varying by the date mark in the series. Older coins arrive in tubes of 20, while newer issues of the Silver Britannia are in tubes of 25.
We encourage customers to ask questions. JM Bullion is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and through our email address to help you with any issues.