The Silver Britannia is the primary silver bullion coin produced by the British Royal Mint. It is classified as legal tender in the United Kingdom and other countries, making it exempt from capital gains tax in these countries and, therefore, a popular choice. Its design changes every year but it is minted in unlimited quantities.
The Silver Britannia is a high-quality coin. Its design is tweaked every year a new coin is released, but the main images remain the same, as does the overall quality of this “brilliantly uncirculated” coin.
The Silver Britannia carries a face value of £2 for use within Great Britain, where it is legal tender.
The obverse of the Silver Britannia coin features Britannia in all of her glory, standing in a strong and defiant pose, the wind blowing through her clothes and hair, a shield at her side and a trident in her hand. She is ready for battle, standing by the sea to embody the power of the British Royal Navy, as well as the spirit of this great nation.
On the reverse side of the coin, you will find Queen Elizabeth II, another powerful female figure who represents modern Great Britain. This is the updated profile of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, complete with wizened features to match her current maturity, not the young queen that was a common feature on Royal Mint coinage.
The coin also features a unique design around the edge: a fortification pattern that means this coin is instantly recognizable, even before you see the designs on the obverse and reverse. The value of the coin, the Queen’s name, the year and the purity are engraved around the edge, as is the word “Britannia”. You will also see the name “Nathan” below the image, which is the designer’s mark.
The Royal Mint is the oldest mint in existence. It has produced coinage (and still does) for dozens of countries, while also minting some iconic bullion coins, the Silver Britannia included.
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