The term Britannia has a long history of use in describing the British Isles that dates back to the eras of the Greeks and Romans. The word itself stems from a Greek word Pretannia, which was derived from the name the Greeks used for the people believed to inhabit the British Isles in the 1st century BC, the Pretani. Today, 2018 1 oz Silver British Britannia Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in individual plastic, in mint tubes of 25 coins, or Monster Boxes containing 500 coins!
- 22nd issue of the Silver Britannia bullion coin!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of 2 (GBP) is fully backed by Britain’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse of the coin.
- Britannia stands guard on the reverse of the coin.
Diodorus Siculus, a Greek explorer, first used the term Pretannia to describe a cluster of islands located off the north-west coast of mainland Europe. The people that inhabited this realm were known as the Pretani. This terminology persisted through the Roman Empire’s expansion into the region around the 1st century AD.
During the era of Roman expansion, the Romans referred to England as Albion and Ireland as Hibernia, eventually using the term Britannia to describe two of the four provinces created on the isles by the Romans.
All 2018 1 oz Silver British Britannia Coins listed here are in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks. These often result from the production process at the mint.
The reverse of all Silver British Britannia Coins includes the image of the personification of the British people. Britannia is depicted as a guardian of the isles. She stands along the southern coast looking out over the English Channel toward Europe with a wary eye. Her Corinthian helmet symbolizes her power and readiness for battle. A trident in her right hand grants her power over the seas, while the shield in her left hand bears the Union Jack and is ready to defend the nation.
On the obverse of 2018 1 oz Silver British Britannia Coin you’ll find Queen Elizabeth II. Monarch of the United Kingdom since 1952, this is her fifth-generation image to appear on the coins of the United Kingdom. It was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark, the youngest Royal Mint engraver ever to complete Her Majesty’s effigy.
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