Since 1997, the British Royal Mint has been producing Silver Britannias on an annual basis. It has since become one of the world’s leading sovereign-minted silver coins.
The series began with the Gold Britannia in 1997, and has since been continued with the introduction of the Platinum Britannia in 2018.
Much like other British coinage, the Silver Britannia’s obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark. This is the fifth portrait of Her Majesty to be displayed on UK coinage during her long reign as a British monarch. Micro-engraved radial lines were added to the fields on both sides in 2017 as a form of security and authenticity.
The female embodiment of Great Britain, known as Britannia, is seen on the coin’s reverse standing by the oceanside. The design by Philip Nathan shows her holding Poseidon’s trident in one hand and a shield and olive branch in the other.
Each Silver Britannia is struck by the world-renowned Royal Mint and is guaranteed by the UK government. Though stamped with a face value, the silver in these coins is worth far more than their denomination.
Many people invest in silver and other precious metals to build their financial portfolio or as a safe haven option, especially during times of weak economic performance. Though not hard to come by, silver has maintained value and been used as currency for centuries. The white metal provides an affordable investment option for those interested in precious metals.
The value of Silver Britannias will first and foremost depend on the current spot price of silver. However, value may also be affected by a coin’s condition and rarity.
Serious investors might take interest in a precious metals IRA account. This allows you the safety of storing your metals in a depository vault for lengths of time. Silver Britannias–along with all other bullion coins produced by the British Royal Mint–are eligible for most of these types of accounts.
Provident Metals is a reputable dealer of precious metal bullion. We carry an assortment of Britannia coins, along with other products from the Royal Mint. On top of being a trusted bullion dealer, Provident also buys your coins at industry-leading buyback prices. Visit our Sell to Us page for more details.
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