Silver Britannia By Andrew Gallop Silver Coin Of The Month Club
First issued by the Royal Mint in 1997, The Britannia is Great Britain’s largest and purest legal tender silver coin.
Produced in .958 Britannia silver, an alloy comprised of 95.8% silver and 4.2% copper, the Silver Britannia is guaranteed to contain one full ounce of fine silver.
The design for the reverse of the 2011 Silver Britannia unites two iconic British symbols. It depicts the image of Britannia, seated with trident and shield, at the heart of a billowing Union Jack. Created by David Mach, the design is reminiscent of the classic image of Britannia that has been featured on British coins since the 17th century.
The obverse features the profile of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, with the coin’s legal tender value of ’2 Pounds’ inscribed across the bottom. Above the Queen’s portrait is the inscription “Elizabeth 11 D G Reg Fid Def” which is the abbreviation for a Latin phrase meaning, “Elizabeth the Second, Reigning by the grace of God, Defender of the Faith.”
With a very strict limit on the number of coins produced each year, the Silver Britannia makes an enduring memento to cherish for a lifetime.
With a weight of: 32,454 g, a diameter of: 40.00 mm, a composition of: .958 Silver (95.8%) and a thickness of: 3 mm.
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