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Reverse of 2008 £2 One Ounce Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 2008 £2 One Ounce Proof Silver Britannia
Britannias Index
Obverse of 2008 Proof Silver Britannia
Obverse of 2008 Proof Silver Britannia
2003 Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 2003 £2 One Ounce Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 1999 Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 2001 £2 One Ounce Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 1999 Proof Silver Britannia
Reverse of 1999 £2 One Ounce Uncirculated Silver Britannia
Silver Britannias

One Ounce Silver Coins
Following the success of the Britannia gold bullion coins introduced in 1987, the Royal Mint started in 1997 to produce a one ounce silver Britannia coin with a face value of two pounds (£2).
The silver Britannias were, 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 American influence are struck in only 900 silver. In 2013 The Royal Mint decided to change the alloy of the silver Britannia to .999 bringing it in line with the majority of the silver bullion coins from other World Mints.
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.

Standing Britannia
The standing Britannia was first used on the florins of Edward VII from 1902 to 1910 inclusive, and was originally engraved by G.W. De Saulles.
The current version was introduced for the gold Britannias in 1987, and features on the silver Britannias of 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2012 and 2013.

Special (Single Year) Designs
The first of the special single year designs was for the 10th anniversary of the gold Britannias in 1997, when the silver Britannias were also introduced. Since then, the Royal Mint seem to have settled on a pattern of alternating the classic standing Britannia with a one-off design. The 1997 and 1999 were the same chariot design, but one year was proof only, and the other year was uncirculated only.

New for 2011 - Bullion Half Ounce Britannia
Introduced in 2011, the first ever half ounce bullion Britannia.

One Ounce Silver Britannia - Our Choice Please be aware that these coins may be dated 2013 onwards that we consider to be of a lesser quality than previous years - read our blog for further information.

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Specifications (1997-2012)

DenominationDiameterSilver ContentTotal WeightFine Weight
2 Pounds40.00 mm958 / 100032.45 grams31.10 grams
1 Pound27.00 mm958 / 100016.22 grams15.55 grams
50 Pence22.00 mm958 / 10008.11 grams7.77 grams
20 Pence16.50 mm958 / 10003.24 grams3.10 grams

Specifications (2013-Present)
DenominationDiameterSilver ContentTotal WeightFine Weight
2 Pounds 38.61 mm999 / 100031.21 grams31.10 grams
1 Pound27.00 mm 999 / 1000 15.71 grams 15.69 grams
50 Pence22.00 mm 999 / 1000 7.86 grams 7.85 grams
20 Pence16.50 mm 999 / 1000 3.15 grams 3.10 grams
10 Pence 12.00 mm 999 / 1000 1.58 grams 1.578 grams
5 Pence (2014 - present) 8.00 mm 999 / 1000 0.8 grams 0.799 grams

Dates & Versions Available
DateVersionIssue LimitObverseReverse
1997Proof Only20,000Third PortraitChariot
1998Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitStanding
1999Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitChariot
2000Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitStanding
2001Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitLion
2001Proof3,047Fourth PortraitLion
2002Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitStanding
2003Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitHead
2004Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitStanding
2005Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitSeated
2005Proof2,500Fourth PortraitSeated
2006Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitStanding
2006Proof2,750Fourth PortraitStanding
2007Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitSeated
2008Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitSeaside
2008Proof2,500Fourth PortraitSeaside
2009Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitChariot
2009Proof3,000Fourth PortraitChariot
2010Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitProfile
2010Proof3,000Fourth PortraitProfile
2011Uncirculated100,000Fourth PortraitUnion Flag
2011Proof3,000Fourth PortraitUnion Flag
2012UncirculatedUnlimitedFourth PortraitStanding
2012Proof5,550Fourth PortraitStanding
2013 UncirculatedUnlimitedFourth PortraitStanding
2013Proof 2,500Fourth Portrait Seated
2014UncirculatedUnlimitedFourth Portrait Standing
2014Proof 2,500Fourth Portrait Lion
2015UncirculatedUnlimitedFourth Portrait Standing
2015Proof 3,000 Fifth Portrait Nautical
2016Uncirculated Unlimited Fifth Portrait Standing
2016 Proof Unlimited Fifth Portrait Shield & Lion
2017Uncirculated Unlimited Fifth Portrait Standing

Britannia Sets
We sometimes have a few of the four coin proof sets available. They contain one each of the one ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce Britannias.
From 2013, The Royal Mint started to produce the standard set as five coin and then in 2014 as a six coin set. This is because smaller coins have now been minted; twentieth ounce with a face value of 10 pence and a fortieth ounce with a face value of 5 pence.
1997Proof Only11,832Third PortraitChariot
1998Proof Only3,044Third PortraitStanding
2001Proof Only10,000Fourth PortraitLion
2003Proof Only5,000Fourth PortraitWaves
2005Proof Only3,500Fourth PortraitSeated
2008Proof Only2,500Fourth PortraitSeaside
2009Proof Only2,500Fourth PortraitChariot
2010Proof Only3,500Fourth PortraitProfile
2011Proof Only3,500Fourth PortraitUnion Flag
2012Proof Only2,600Fourth PortraitStanding
2013 Five Coin SetProof Only 3,000Fourth Portrait Seated
2014 Six Coin Set Proof Only 1,750 Fourth Portrait Lion
2014 Three Coin Set Proof Only 1,000 Fourth Portrait Lion
2015 Six Coin Set Proof Only 1,750 Fifth
2016 Six Coin Set Proof Only 1,100 Fifth
Shield & Lion

Other Silver Britannia Sets
Other Britannia sets have been issued which do not have one of the each, full ounce, half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce.
Types sets have also been produced for the Britannia's. Type sets are coins produced in the same year with different reverse deisgns. They are mostly produced to celebrate anniversaries.
2006 Five Coin Golden Silhouette Set Uncirculated   Fourth Portrait Type Set - See page
2007 Britannia 20th Anniversary One Pound Collection Proof 2000 Fourth Portrait Type Set - See page
Mixed Five Coin Type Set in Presentation Case     Fourth Portrait Type Set - See page

Tenth Ounce - Twenty Pence
The tenth ounce coin, with a face value of twenty pence, is sometimes issued separately, in proof finish.
The half and quarter ounce versions were not issued separately.
1997Proof Only50,000Third PortraitChariot
1998Proof Only10,000Third PortraitChariot
2001Proof Only10,000Fourth PortraitLion
2003Proof Only10,000Fourth PortraitLion
2005Proof Only2,500Fourth PortraitSeated
2008Proof Only2,500Fourth PortraitSeaside

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Fully Insured $20
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