The British Silver Britannia coin is one of the world’s most popular bullion releases, and is available annually with the same design on the reverse and obverse faces of the coin. The 2017 release of these silver coins marks the milestone 20th anniversary for the silver version of Britain’s official bullion coin. Right now, the 2017 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coin is available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip, mint tube of 25 coins, or Monster Box of 500 coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 2 (GBP) backed by the British government.
- Reverse features the image of Britannia, guardian of Britain.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Each of these 2017 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coins is available to you in BU condition today. Coins in this condition bear no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
British Silver Britannia coins debuted in 1997 bearing the same obverse and reverse design concepts of its gold counterpart. The Gold Britannia was introduced in 1989. Silver Britannia coins contained a lesser .958 pure silver content from 1997 to 2012, and all issues since 2013 have .999 pure silver.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coins you’ll find the newest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is updated on occasion to reflect her current age on the throne. A new designed debuted on 2016 issue Royal Mint coins from Jody Clark, marking the fifth generation depiction of the Queen.
The reverse of the British Silver Britannia includes the image of the goddess Britannia, famed guardian of Britain. She is depicted standing along the island’s southern coast, looking out across the English Channel with her trident (to control the seas) as she holds a shield in her other hand to guard the nation that bears the Union Jack insignia.
The Royal Mint formed in 886 for the first time as a singular institution. After 500 years, it eventually consolidated and moved to the Tower of London. Today it is the nation’s official sovereign mint and strikes all British currency.
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