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1oz British Britannia Silver Coin Previous Years

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Tavex is proud to present the 1oz British Britannia Silver Bullion Coins from previous years. Nearly 2,000 years ago, a ... read more
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Introduction

Tavex is proud to present the 1oz British Britannia Silver Bullion Coins from previous years. Nearly 2,000 years ago, a figure was shaped to symbolise a nation and its people. The Romans imagined a noble, graceful warrior and placed her on coins with the name Britannia, the new province they had claimed. Britannia has been reimagined many times as she has appeared on the coins of every British monarch from Charles II through to His Majesty The King. The artists of each age have depicted her in ways that reflect the ideas and style of their time.

Through every incarnation, Britannia has taken on more layers of meaning. It has come to embody the spirit of a nation. This one troy ounce of .9999 silver symbolises history and tradition of the United Kingdom over time.

At a lower premium than their gold counterparts, this one troy ounce of silver in a Britannia coin is a great option for those that prefer more metal for their monetary investment. Its lower price point also makes it extremely easy to sell and liquidate if desired, making this silver investment popular among new or seasoned investors alike.

Why Buy

  • British Britannia Silver Coin is a genuine work of art made of silver. It features James Tottle’s creative interpretation of a timeless icon - Britannia.
  • The Britannia Silver Bullion Coin has a rich history. As a flagship coin of The Royal Mint, Britannia has been struck on the nation’s coinage since 1672.
  • The Britannia Silver Bullion Coin is minted to a very high standard. The coin is finished to Uncirculated Bullion standard. The Royal Mint ensures the highest quality of mintage with their reputation as a world-renowned mint.
  • British Britannia Silver Coin leads the way to redefine security in the bullion market. Four new advanced security features take this coin’s visual security and physical security to the next level.
  • The 1oz Britannia Silver Coin benefits from tax exemptions. This silver coin is exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents, due to being a UK legal tender.

Buying silver items means low risks and maintaining wealth

Silver's value has grown over the years making it good to maintain or grow wealth.

  • Product value (1pc)
    £30.07
  • Buyback price
    £22.81
  • Your risk now
    £7.26

Fact: silver price in GBP has risen 92.56% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was 8.97 GBP/oz and the highest 25.60 GBP/oz. Current world market price is 23.31 GBP/oz

History

For more than 1,000 years The Royal Mint has innovated to create coins that are both beautiful and secure. In 2021, Britannia, the symbol of Britain, leads the way to redefine security in the bullion market, the embodiment of this drive for the very best in design and security. This latest evolution of an icon takes Philip Nathan’s acclaimed interpretation of Britannia and adds four groundbreaking security features to create the most visually secure coin in the world. These additions both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – DECUS ET TUTAMEN, or AN ORNAMENT AND A SAFEGUARD. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent her naval history. As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation behind Britannia reflects the movement of waves, and fine details like the Union Flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted by tincture lines.

This is the only silver coin to carry the new security details. These features are also available on the 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz fine gold editions of the coin.

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most respected government institutions of Great Britain. Its long operating history, by some estimates over 1100 years, and coupled with its production of many of the world’s most famous coins, like the gold sovereign, has contributed to making it one of the best known and renowned mints in the world. Since 1279 when the mint established its operation in the Tower of London, it has been responsible for the production of coins of the United Kingdom. Its reputation for excellence and trust was further reinforced when Sir Isaac Newton became Master of the Royal Mint. During his tenure at the Royal Mint, he was responsible for moving the British pound to the gold standard.

Today the Royal Mint is not only responsible for minting coins used for circulation in the UK, but is likewise producing official coinage for more than 60 countries in the world. However, the most important and renowned coin ever to come out of its minting presses has without doubt been the sovereign gold coin which even today is being produced at its minting facility in the town of Llantrisant, Wales, UK. The accuracy and quality of the modern gold sovereign coin is the same as it was two hundred years ago, containing 22 karats of fine gold and weighing exactly 7.98805 grams. The popularity of the gold sovereign has likewise not changed, as confirmed in 2014 when the Royal Mint ran out of 2014 sovereign gold coins due to exceptional demand. The gold sovereign is without doubt one of the foremost gold coins ever to be produced and the fact that almost 100,000,000 sovereigns gold coins have been minted since 1957 is a testament to their excellence and trustworthiness. The reputation of the gold sovereign coin as “the chief coin of the world” will live on for centuries, as savvy investors will always prefer to keep a portion of their wealth in gold coins which are secure, liquid and trustworthy.

Product weight in grams
31.13461
Silver weight in grams
31.10347
Fineness
999
Silver weight in troy ounces
1
Diameter (mm)
38.61
Thickness
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Face value description
£2
Manufacturer
The Royal Mint, United Kingdom

Obverse

Tavex Bullion offers 2 versions of 1oz British Britannia Silver Coin from Previous Years:

First version of the obverse features the fifth effigy portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. The bust is surrounded by the text 'D. G. REG. F. D. ELIZABETH II'. The D G REG is a shortened version of the Latin phrase “Dei Gratia Regina”, meaning “By the Grace of God, Queen.” The F D stands for “Fidei defensor” which is the Latin version of the Queen’s title as “Defender of the Faith”, given to the monarch as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

Second version of the obverse of the 2023 British Britannia Silver Bullions feature the effigy of King Charles III. The back of the Britannia 1oz Silver Coin shows the following labels: The name of the regent "Charles III DG" (Dei Gratia - meaning Grace of God), "Rex, Fid, Def" (King of The British territories, Defender of the Faith) and the face value "100 Pounds".

Reverse

The reverse features Philip Nathan’s acclaimed interpretation of Britannia - the female graceful warrior, who was shaped to symbolise the British nation and its people by Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent her naval history. As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock. Surface animation behind Britannia reflects the movement of waves, and fine details like the Union Flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted by tincture lines. The micro-text that borders the design states – 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN', meaning 'AN ORNAMENT AND A SAFEGUARD'.

Packaging

The silver coin is packaged in a transparent coin capsule. Quantities of 11 or more will be sent in original factory tubes.

We understand the importance of ensuring that you receive your order in a safe and secure manner. That’s why each order goes through additional quality control, is carefully packaged in a protective box and discreetly labeled to guarantee the protection of your privacy. Additionally, we take extra steps for your peace of mind – every shipment is fully insured, so you don’t have to worry when ordering products online.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and experience, and we believe that one important aspect of the process is a safe and secure shipment process. If there are any issues with your shipment, such as damage or loss, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our dedicated customer support team is always available to help by phone 020 4541 4145 or tavex@tavexbullion.co.uk, and we will do everything in our power to sort out any problems and get your order to you in a timely and efficient manner.

After we dispatch your parcel, we will provide you with a tracking number so that you can track its progress and see exactly where it is at all times. This way, you can stay informed about the status of your order and know exactly when to expect it to arrive. Transparency is key to a great customer experience, and we are always here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

Each order is discreetly packed and fully insured, so you can safely order products online – additionally, after dispatch, we will provide you with the package number, so you will be able to track its entire route.

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