2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold & Silver Britannia Oriental Border
Britannia, the female embodiment of Great Britain, stands tall on the reverse, designed by Philip Nathan. She holds Poseidon’s trident in one hand and a shield and olive branch in the other. The name Britannia is based on Greek and Roman geographical terms. This version of the Britannia coin also features an ornate border in a traditional oriental style. Inscriptions include “BRITANNIA” and the coin’s weight, purity, and year of issue.
About the Oriental Border Silver Britannia
Britannia first appeared on coinage in the Far East in the nineteenth century, making her a trusted symbol of the British Trade Dollar in that corner of the world. This special Britannia coin celebrates the expansion of the British Royal Mint’s bullion business to Asia. The figure of Britannia is surrounded by an ornate oriental border inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms at Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.