The Silver Britannia is one of the best-selling silver coins in the world. The official bullion coin of England, the Britannia Series includes several weights in gold, silver, and platinum versions. In several cases, the Royal Mint of England also issues limited-edition versions of the coins with unique privy marks and special design elements. One example is the Oriental Border Britannia. Now, 2021 1 oz Silver British Oriental Border Britannias are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic capsules!
- Fourth available issue of the Silver Oriental Border Britannias!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 2 Pound sterling (GBP) by Britain.
- The obverse includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse field of the coin is Britannia with the Oriental Border theme.
The images of Britannia and the Oriental Border element capture some of England’s longest-running and/or historic design elements on coinage. Britannia has the longest history of any British coin design, dating all the way back to the 1st century AD when the Roman Empire still held the British Isles as a province of the empire. During the reign of Emperor Hadrian, the Romans issued provincial coinage with an image of a Britannia figure.
Since 1672, Britannia has regularly featured on British coinage. Her effigy was restored to British currency at that time during the reign of King Charles II. As for the Oriental Border theme, the Royal Mint revived this element from the historic British Trade Dollar of the late-19th century. The Trade Dollar was largely used for trade in China and Southeast Asia following Britain’s successes in its Opium Wars against China.
The obverse side of 2021 1 oz Silver British Oriental Border Britannias includes a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. This image was developed as the fifth-generation effigy by Jody Clark in 2015 and debuted on coins starting with the 2016 date mark. It captures the Queen at the age of 89.
On the reverse field of 2021 Silver British Oriental Border Britannias is the Philip Nathan image of Britannia. Designed in 1987, it shows Britannia’s figure facing forward as her head looks back to the left (her right) as she holds the trident in her right hand. Her left hand is resting on a shield with the Union Jack on it and that hand clutches an olive branch.
These 2021 1 oz Silver British Oriental Border Britannias are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this release are offered with individual packaging, with each coin inside of its own protective capsule.
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