Introduced in 1997, the British Silver Britannia is one of the top silver coins for sale in the world. Available from the Royal Mint of England annually as one of the three metallic options in the collection, the Silver Britannia is offered in a bullion version annually and with special releases bearing privy marks. As of 2018, the Silver Britannia is also issued in low mintages with an oriental border theme. Now, 2020 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside an individual protective plastic capsule!
- 3rd year of availability for the British Silver Oriental Border Britannia coin!
- Limited mintage of only 50,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 2 (GBP) by Britain.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes Britannia with an oriental border theme.
The oriental border theme found on the reverse of the coins in this limited-issue Silver Britannia Series is inspired by the British Trade Dollar. Following the First Opium War and Second Opium War in China, Britain was successfully able to force open Chinese ports to outside trade by foreign powers.
In an effort to avoid confusion with various currencies being traded at ports throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Nations such as Britain, China, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, and the United States produced trade dollars out of silver with the same weights and varying designs. This helped normalize trade in the region.
On the obverse of 2020 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coin is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in right-profile relief on this side of the coin in a design created in 2015 by Jody Clark. Mr. Clark was the youngest artist ever to create a monarch portrait for British currency. The effigy includes Elizabeth II at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown.
The reverse side of 2020 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coins features the figure of Britannia. Designed in 1987 by Philip Nathan, Britannia stands guard with her trident to control the seas and a shield emblazoned with the Union Jack to defend against invaders. She has an eye toward peace though as she clutches an olive branch in the same hand as her shield.
These 2020 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coins are available to you with individual protective plastic capsules. All of the coins in this listing are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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