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Proof Britannias - Singles & Sets
In 1997 and 1998, proof sets of all four sizes of silver Britannia were issued, in addition to proof Ounce Ounce and Tenth Ounce individual coins. Not proofs were issued in 1999 or 2000, as these retained previous designs. It appears that the Royal Mint will only issue silver proof Britannias in the first year of a new design.
One Ounce Silver Coins
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).
Silver Britannias are, quite appropriately, struck in Britannia silver, which is 958 parts per thousand silver, instead of the more usual sterling silver of 925 parts per thousand. Many other world silver coins, particularly those of European / American influence are struck in only 900 silver.
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.
Additionally, the new one ounce coins, are an attractive design, made to appeal to collectors.
The denomination, or face value, is two pounds.
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 type for 2001 is new. Having heard a description in advance of seeing the coins, we were at first slightly disappointed when we got our first look at the actual design, however it has grown on us. Britannia is shown standing, accompanied by a lion, similar to the Una and the Lion reverse used on the very rare 1839 £5 gold coins.
|Silver Content||958 / 1000|
|Total weight||32.45 grams|
|Fine weight||31.10 grams|
|Size||Version||Issue Limit||Actual Mintage||Obverse||Reverse|
|One Ounce||Bullion||100,000||44,816||Fourth Portrait||Lion|
|One Ounce||Proof||5,000||4,596||Fourth Portrait||Lion|
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|1||£60.00||Call to check availability|
Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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We have earlier Britannias available.
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