The Britannia Series from the Royal Mint of England is one of the best-selling coins in the world. Like many other major bullion programs, you’ll find the coveted design of Britannia from Philip Nathan on the reverse of gold, silver, and platinum coins in this series. Today, 2019 1 oz Platinum British Britannia Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 5 – 10 ship in tubes.
- Second year of availability for the Platinum Britannia!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- The face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britain’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse.
- Britannia is depicted on the coin’s reverse.
The Britannia design used in this popular series was created in 1987 by Philip Nathan, but is based upon the various historical versions of her image. Britannia first appeared on coinage in the British Isles after the Roman Empire conquered the region 2,000 years ago and Emperor Hadrian began to issue coins with Britannia’s likeness.
All 2019 1 oz Platinum British Britannia Coins are available to you today as Brilliant Uncirculated specimens. Coins in this listing are available for individual purchase inside of protective capsules, in multiples of 10 housed in mint tubes, or in multiples of 100 housed inside of Monster Boxes that contain 10 tubes in total.
The reverse of the 2019 Platinum British Britannia features an image of Britannia created by Philip Nathan in 1987. Nathan won an artistic competition hosted by the Royal Mint to find a design for its new Britannia coinage. The vision of Britannia he created keeps with the traditional depiction of Britannia as a symbol of strength, integrity, and unity.
Britannia regularly features on bullion coinage from Britain as of 1987, but her history on British coinage is much older. After the Roman Empire left Great Britain, Britannia disappeared from regular use on coinage in the region. In 1672, King Charles II of England introduced Britannia to coinage and every monarch since then has issued coinage with her image.
The obverse of 2019 1 oz Platinum British Britannia Coins includes the vision of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait of Her Majesty depicts the monarch at 89 years old and was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark for the Royal Mint of England.
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