Buy Silver Britannia Coins
In 2017, The Royal Mint commemorates the 30th year since the official Britannia silver bullion coin design was first released. Sculptor Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia silver coin in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon.
In this classic British silver bullion coin design, she stands firm against a powerful gale which whips around her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. Britannia has a long history with Britain and its coinage, she is the embodiment of the nation she has represented for almost 2,000 years, ever since the Romans invaded the isles and claimed them as the province of Britannia. She first appeared on the Roman coins of Emperor Hadrian circa AD 119 and was revived for the coinage of Charles II in 1672.
When Britannia Silver Coins were added to The Royal Mint’s Bullion portfolio in 1987, in response to a growing global bullion market demand, Philip Nathan created an interpretation of Britannia that was perfect for the new silver coins. He presented the icon with a strong maritime influence, standing windswept in a classical gown, waves at her feet; trident, shield and olive branch in hand – instantly recognizable in an international market, the modern face of British Bullion and a symbol of strength and tradition.
First struck in 1987, Silver Britannia Coins became an instant classic – today it marks one of the flagship bullion coins produced by The Royal Mint. Philip Nathan’s craftsmanship reimagined an instantly recognizable icon. His Silver Britannia Coin design is commanding, powerful, yet feminine, peaceful, and elegant 30 years on.
Silver Britannia bullion coins are renowned for their beauty and reliability, with their weight and quality verified at the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx.
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About the Royal Mint (United Kingdom)
The Royal Mint is one of the world's leading silver coin mints, producing all the cupronickel circulation coins of the United Kingdom. The Royal Mint is also trusted with developing physical fiat currency notes for more than 60 countries around the world, making it the world's leading export mint.
Today, The Royal Mint is an innovative and modern mint with state of the art facilities, machinery, equipment and techniques, based in Llantrisant, South Wales. The Royal Mint has a history that spans more than 1,000 years, with its roots in the ninth century and is one of the world's oldest institutions, with a trusted reputation for producing superior silver bullion coins.
Why buy Silver Britannia Coins from Kitco?
Kitco is a trusted leader in the silver coin and physical precious metals industry. Silver bullion coins and other precious metals sold by Kitco are recognized in bullion markets around the world. With our focus on silver bullion, you can benefit from our low British silver coin prices and premiums that are highly competitive in the silver bullion coin industry. At Kitco, we make it easy for you to manage your tangible wealth.
You can sell or buy Silver Britannia Coins and other precious metals using our convenient online store, or by contacting our team of highly trained precious metals specialists. Backed by our global information network, Kitco has been proudly serving our customers since 1977.
- The 1 oz Silver Britannia Coin(s) you receive may not be in absolute mint condition.
- The Silver Britannia Coin(s) you receive may be from a different year's mintage and their appearance may be slightly different from the Silver Britannia Coins illustrated here.