This elegant APMEXclusive® set contains two 2017 Silver Britannia coins in both Proof and Reverse Proof finishes. The unique Reverse Proof Silver Britannia is only available in this set, giving it a limited mintage of 500 coins worldwide! Features a stunning APMEXclusive® 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof Britannia which is an APMEXclusive® only available in this set. Each coin contains 1 oz of.
999 fine Silver for a total of 2 oz of Silver. This is the second Proof/Reverse Proof Britannia set issued from The Royal Mint and has an extremely limited mintage of 500 sets worldwide. Attractively housed in a beautiful black display case that features both The Royal Mint and APMEX logos. Includes a certificate of authenticity. Obverse: Displays the fifth effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
Reverse: Depicts a new, modern Britannia. She holds her ancient warrior attributes including the familiar crested helmet, spear, and shield.Great Britain is illustrated by incorporating Britannia into its silhouette, her flowing robe is in fact the stable, rocky surface of Britain itself. Sovereign coins backed by the British government.
This breathtaking 2-coin Proof/Reverse Proof Silver Britannia set is a popular choice not only because of its attractive design, but also its mintage at The Royal Mint. Add this 2017 2-coin Proof/Reverse Proof Silver Britannia set to your cart today! Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles, takes her name from an ancient term for Great Britain and has been a popular figure since the 1st century, when she was first depicted on Roman coinage under the rule of Emperor Hadrian.
Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica. Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing. She was a firm fixture on coins from this point onwards, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when she was chosen to appear on the 50 pence coin until 2008.
Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. Britannia is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, meaning she resurfaces during particularly challenging times. Like Columbia in the U. And Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming. In 1987, Britannias image graced the new Gold bullion coin minted by the Royal Mint known as the Gold Britannia.
These Gold coins have since grown in popularity as an investment and a collectors piece. Gold Britannias are available in sizes as small as 1/20 oz and as large as 5 oz Gold coins.In 1997, the Royal Mint expanded this design to a Silver bullion coin known as the Silver Britannia. Over time, both the Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia have experienced changes in design and an increase in metal purity, making them major players in the modern coin market. The item "2017 2-Coin Silver 1 oz Britannia Proof/Reverse Proof Set SKU#151906" is in sale since Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins".
The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.