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2013 Britannia Silver Bullion Coins
Reverse of 2013 Bullion Silver Britannia
Obverse of 2013 Bullion Silver Britannia
2013 Bullion Silver Britannia in tubes
2013 Silver Proof Britannia in Presentation Box
2013 Silver Proof Britannia Booklet
Reverse of 2013 Silver Proof Britannia
Obverse of 2013 Silver Proof Britannia
We received our first delivery of 2013 silver Britannias on the 9th November 2012 when we still hadn't seen them advertised on The Royal Mint's website. We received our delivery of 2013 proof Britannias on 27th August 2013.
Since their release in 1997 silver Britannias have always been struck in - rather aptly - Britannia silver. Until this year. Silver Britannias are now being struck in 0.999 silver as opposed to 0.958 Britannia silver. We are not sure of the exact reasons for this - and can only speculate at this point - but we imagine it is to bring them in line with other World Mints. The Austrian Philharmonic, Chinese Panda, American Eagle, Canadian Maple and Australian silver bullion coins are all produced in fine silver.
We think it's a shame that The Royal Mint have opted to change the purity of the Britannia as opposed to designing a new one ounce silver bullion coin but who are we to question why?
Silver Proof Britannia
For the first time, the proof Britannia is a different design to bullion. This year, in addition to the change in purity, the Britannia has also faced production to a much lower quality. We believe having a different design for the proof version is to further differentiate between the proof and bullion versions, encouraging more collectors to purchase both.
Designed by Robert Hunt, the 2013 silver proof Britannia features a seated Britannia, with her head turned to one side. The owl perched on her lap symbolises wisdom whilst Britannia listens to those outside of Britain.
Introduced in 1997 following the success of the gold Britannia, the Royal Mint started to produce a one ounce silver Britannia coin with a face value of two pounds (£2).The concept of the one ounce bullion coin was to provide an easy way to purchase convenient small quantities of bullion silver in the form of coins.
For the first time in 2013, the purity is 0.999.
Fourth Portrait. From 1998, as with all British coins, the obverse design changed to the "fourth portrait", showing a more mature likeness of The Queen.
The reverse of this coin is the classic standing Britannia.
|Silver Content||9999 / 1000|
|Total weight||31.21 grams|
|Fine weight||31.10 grams|
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £92.50 you will make a saving of £7.50 per item when ordering from us.
|1||£85.00||Call to check availability|
Many of our customers are happy to invest in silver and pay the VAT, currently at 20% and we are more than happy to supply investment silver. The advantage of purchasing silver Britannias over any of the other silver one ounce coins is that as they are legal tender Sterling they are exempt from Capital Gains Tax (CGT).
If you would like to avoid the VAT as well as the CGT then we would recommend either Sovereigns or Britannias of any date. For more information on investing in gold please visit our gold website taxfreegold.co.uk
The silver proof version should be available later on in the year and it should also be available in a set. Please see our Silver Britannia Sets page for further details.
There is also the usual gold proof version.
For as long as we can remember the silver Britannias have been issued in sheets of 20. This year, as The Royal Mint are trying to break in to the bullion markets they have not only changed the alloy but have also changed the packaging. These coins are now issued in tubes of 20. Due to the weight of the tubes not all orders will be supplied in the tubes. If you would prefer to receive your coins in tubes then please telephone us so that we can discuss your requirements with you.
The Story of Britannia on British Coins
We have earlier Britannias available.
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