This is the coin that started it all for the Royal Mint. Prior to the introduction of this coin, the Royal Mint had not featured a Lunar Series design on any of its coins. In honor of the Year of the Snake on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Royal Mint added a small snake privy to the outer rim of its sovereign Britannia coins. The 2013 1 oz Snake Privy Silver British Britannia Coin is now available courtesy of Silver.com.
- Extremely rare coin; only 76 exist in this grade!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of £2 (GBP) by the British government.
- Given a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Struck with unique snake privy on rim of coin.
The 2013 1 oz Snake Privy Silver British Britannia coin marked a number of firsts for the Royal Mint. Among the most notable was the inclusion of a design feature on the outer rim of the coin. The Royal Mint had never struck images on the rim of a coin prior to the inclusion of a snake privy on this coin. Due to the popularity of this coin, the Royal Mint launched a full-blown Lunar Coin Series in 2014.
Each of the coins available to you through this Silver.com product listing has a near-perfect grade from the NGC. MS69 coins feature their full, original luster, and no more than two minor detracting flaws, contact marks, or hairlines.
On the reverse side of each coin is the traditional image of the goddess Britannia. Dating back to the age of Roman occupation on Britain, the goddess is featured standing guard over the English Channel. She is shown with a trident in her right hand to control the seas, and a shield in her left with the Union Jack emblazoned on it to protect the British Isles.
The obverse side bears Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile image, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. In addition to the Queen’s name and the coin’s face value, an engraving on this side of “IRB” pays homage to the man behind the design of the portrait.
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