The reverse of the coin features an image of Britannia. For even number years from 1998-2012, the reverse is of a standing Britannia figure in a horse-drawn chariot, resembling the Roman figure, Boudica. In odd number years from 1999-2011, the reverse featured a series of unique, non-repeating depictions of Britannia. Beginning in 2013, the proof version of the coin will feature a different design each year while the bullion version will feature the classic standing Britannia.
Each coin features 1Troy oz. of .999 fine silver
Fifth generation of Queen Elizabeth II
Backed by the British government
The Romans personified continents and countries as female figures. For the Province of Britannia they created the seated figure of Britannia. Eventually, Britannia assumed a goddess-like role and a symbol of the protective nature of Britain. Britannia has been included on British coins for more than 300 years and dates back to the formation of a unified United Kingdom, between Britain, Scotland, and Ireland.
Today, Britannia is an enduring symbol of national pride in the United Kingdom, making these coins that bear her image are highly coveted among investors and collectors for their quality and beauty. The Royal Mint began striking coins using the Britannia image in 1987. Based on the success of the gold Britannia coins, minting of silver versions of the coins began in 1997. Silver Britannia coins were only available as proofs in 1997, with a population of 20,000.
Britannia coins from 1998-2012 were produced with .958 fine silver with bullion coins issued starting in 2013 being .999 fine silver. All Silver Britannia coins have a face value of two pounds (Â£2). The obverse of the coin features a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The 1997 coin features the third-generation portrait, coins minted from 1998-2014 include the fourth-generation portrait, and the fifth-generation portrait is used for coins minted after 2014.
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