2020 1 oz British Silver Britannia (BU)
2020 British Silver Britannia
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Arrives in protective plastic flips
- 24th year of release for the Silver Britannia coin!
- Bears a face value of 2 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
- Britannia guards the south coast on the reverse of the coin.
Each 2020 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coin in this product listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Royal Mint. Coins in this series are housed individually within protective plastic flips.
Silver Britannia coins debuted in 1997 exactly one decade after the 1987 introduction of the Gold Britannia coins. The Silver Britannia originally featured a unique silver fineness of 95.8% silver. This was the case for all coins dated 1997 to 2012. Beginning in 2013, the Royal Mint boosted the silver content to the modern bullion standard most coins use of at least .999 pure silver content.
On the obverse of the 2020 Silver Britannia Coins is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has reigned as the Queen of England since 1952 and this is the fifth effigy of her to feature on British coinage. This design was completed by Jody Clark in July 2015 and began to feature on 2016 dated coins from the Royal Mint. It captures the Queen in right-profile relief wearing the Royal Diadem crown.
The reverse side of 2020 1 oz British Silver Britannia Coins uses the Philip Nathan image of Britannia common on the gold and platinum coins in the series. Nathans design was chosen by the Royal Mint following an art contest in 1987 and offers a modern interpretation of the historic Britannia figure. Always associated with the nations seafaring history and dominant naval traditions, Britannia is depicted along the coast with a trident clutched in her right hand and a shield in her left. The shield guards the British Isles and features the Union Jack design, while the trident gives her control over the seas.