Silver Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1997 - )
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) silver coins are denominated as two pounds.

Initially, these were only of the Britannia type, but in 2015 the Royal Mint started to use the format for coins with other types of reverse designs.

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce (1 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce (1 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse InscriptionONE ' OUNCE ' FINE ' SILVER ' [year] BRITANNIA
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins denominated as £2, see:
- £2 circulating coins
- £2 non-circulating legal tender
- gold double sovereign

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Silver Ounce (1 oz): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-types Britannia Silver 1 oz (Two Pounds)
Silver Ounce, One year types
From1997
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)38.6100
Thickness (mm)3
Mass (g)31.2100