The Britannia 2019 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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The Britannia investment coin has been the pride of The Royal Mint for over thirty years. Its design changes regularly and 2019 is no exception. You can admire the brand new relief on the one troy ounce silver coin in top proof quality.

Great Britain is renowned for its strong women. Just think of Queen Boudica of Iceni, who led a Celtic rebellion against Roman invaders, Queen Elizabeth I of Tudor, who defeated the unsinkable Spanish Armada, Queen Victoria of Hanover, who made her country an industrial superpower, or the current Queen Elizabeth II of Windsor, who is the longest reigning monarch in the history of the island kingdom. It is therefore not surprising that the allegorical personification of Great Britain also takes the form of a woman - she is the goddess Britannia, who has nurtured and empowered her nation for two thousand years. Because it is a powerful symbol known to people all over the planet, Britannia has become a major motif on British investment coins.

After several modern variations in recent years, acclaimed artist David Lawrence opted for a classical motif in the spirit of antiquity. He added a lion as a symbol of courage to the figure of Britannia with trident, shield and helmet. The obverse side of the coin belongs to the attributes of the issuer - i.e. the face value of 2 POUNDS (GBP), the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the text "ELIZABETH II D G REG F D" (Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Each coin comes in an elegant box with a certificate of authenticity.