The 2021 UK Britannia 1oz Silver Coin features the internationally recognised original portrait of Britannia.
The reverse of the coin includes, a new laser engraved wave pattern and latent image marker, for added security to the traditional design. There is also a new micro-text feature making the coin much more difficult to duplicate. The micro-text that borders the design reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN', which translates to ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’. Britannia's Union flag shield features tincture lines. Details of the coin's year-date, weight and fineness also feature on the reverse side.
The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a new guilloche background design, and the monetary denomination of 2 Pounds.
- Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.0 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Capital Gains Tax Exempt.
- Minted to Bullion Standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 38.61mm Thickness: 3.00mm.
- Coin edge is reeded.
- Coin alignment is horizontal.
- Coins are NEW.
- Orders in multiples 25 will be supplied in original tubes from The Royal Mint.
- Orders in multiples of 20 tubes will be supplied in an original Monster Box from The Royal Mint.
Britannia silver coins are British bullion coins issued by The Royal Mint since 1997. The Silver Britannia 1oz coin is often a popular silver coin for UK based private investors, as they are CGT exempt in the United Kingdom.
Only The Royal Mint has the trademark to produce genuine Britannia coins. Britannia is the feminine personification of Britain, she is renowned for her beauty and is an enduring icon that has been used for 2,000 years.
Up until 2013 Silver Britannia coins were produced in Britannia silver, in a fineness of 958.0. As of 2013, Silver Britannia coins have been produced in a fineness of 999.0.
The Britannia design created by Philip Nathan was first struck in 1987. The 2021 coins features four groundbreaking security details. Incorporated into the background of the iconic design is a surface animation that reflects the flow of waves as it is moved and a new latent image switches between a trident or padlock dependent on the viewer’s perspective. A micro-text which borders the design and reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN', which translates to ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’. The Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been specially highlighted with tincture lines.
The fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, appears on coins from 2016. Designed by artist Jody Clark, aged 33, he is the youngest artist to have achieved this honour.
UK Government assurance of weight and purity.
Monster box dimensions: 265mm x 215mm x 110mm.
Silver is subject to VAT at the standard rate of 20%.
This coin fits the 39mm Coin Capsule.