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

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

Britannia coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997. These original Britannia silver coins contain one troy ounce (1 oz) of silver and have a face value of £2. Silver Britannias are also issued in fractional sizes of one-half, one-quarter, one-tenth, 1/20th and 1/40th of a troy ounce and with face values of £1, 50p, 20p, 10p and 5p respectively. There is also a five-ounce coin of face value £10.

Until 2012, the coins had a diameter of 40 mm and were made of 32.45 g of "Britannia silver" (an alloy with 23 parts silver and one part copper - in other words, 95.8% silver); coins made in 2013 and after have a diameter of 38.61 mm, mass of 31.21 g and are made of 99.9% silver.

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

Silver Britannias have been released each year beginning in 1997, when a silver proof set was offered. In 1998 and in all subsequent even-numbered years the reverse design has depicted a standing Britannia figure. Beginning in 1999 and continuing in odd-numbered years, a series of alternate, non-repeating depictions of Britannia have replaced the standing figure on the reverse.

Starting in 2013, the proof versions of the coin feature a different design each year, while the bullion version of the coin will always feature the classic standing Britannia.

Reverse InscriptionONE ' OUNCE ' FINE ' SILVER ' [year] BRITANNIA
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Silver Ounce (1 oz) Britannia (12)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce Britannia 1997 16,005 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 2 POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 1998 Britannia 94,121 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce Britannia 1999 69,394 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 2 POUNDS '
Silver Ounce Britannia 2008 103,682 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS
Silver Ounce Britannia 2009 106,784 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS
Silver Ounce 2013 Britannia (Proof) 9,442 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2014 Britannia (Proof) 5,266 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2015 Britannia (Proof) 5,799 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Britannia (Proof) 9,944 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Britannia (Proof) 7,552 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Britannia (Proof) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Britannia (Proof) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
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Silver Ounce (1 oz) Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofSilver Ounce (1 oz)
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
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