Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The five ounce (5 oz) silver coins are denominated as ten pounds (£10).

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. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

Britannia as a symbol has been depicted on British coinage for centuries. The bullion series called Britannia has been issued in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997; it has a "definitive" depiction - used on bullion coins (Brilliant Uncirculated grade), as well as “Britannia, the Changing Face of Britain” - a series of one-year designs like this one - used on proofs made for collectors.

The design for 2015 is the first commission of Antony Dufort for the Royal Mint; his interpretation of this much-loved national figure was so admired by the Mint that it was selected for the country’s new definitive bimetallic circulating £2 introduced the same year. The icon wears her familiar Corinthian helmet and holds the trident, a symbolic reminder of Britain’s maritime might. The version for the silver and gold proofs is given more details than the one on circulating coinage; there is a backdrop of a sailing ship with billowing sails, cliffs and a lighthouse - a nod to the pre-decimal penny and halfpenny designs.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage995
Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia - obverse photo

Crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"). Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia - reverse photo

The reverse shows the figure of Britannia, the female personification of Great Britain, facing left. She is wearing a crested Corinthian helmet; in her right hand she is holding a trident which rests on her shoulder. Her shield has the symbol of the Union Jack cross on it.

In the background, cliffs and a lighthouse to left, a sailing ship to right.

Around left, the inscription 5 oz FINE SILVER 999 2015; around right, BRITANNIA.

The artist's initials A.D. (for Antony Dufort) are around below right, facing the opposite way to BRITANNIA.

Reverse Inscription 5 oz FINE SILVER 999 2015 BRITANNIA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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This reverse design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 5 oz gold
- 1 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/2 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/4 oz gold (Proof version)
- 1/10th oz gold
- 1/20th oz gold
- 1/40th oz gold
- 5 oz silver
- 1 oz silver (Proof version)
- 1/2 oz silver
- 1/4 oz silver (Proof version)
- 1/10th oz silver
- 1/20th oz silver
- 1/40th oz silver

Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia: Known varieties
Variety First Strike
Mintage 500 (included in total)
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia: References to Information Used
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All (25) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2012 Diamond Jubilee 1,933 ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Britannia 4,054 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Coronation Anniversary 1,604 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS · 2013
Silver Five Ounces 2013 Prince George Christening 912 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Britannia 1,348 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Churchill 605 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 10 POUNDS · 2015
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 1,499 Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia 995 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 1,727 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Britannia 783 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Shakespeare 343 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Platinum Wedding 963 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · TEN POUNDS
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 1,445 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 WW1 Centenary 344 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England 674 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Britannia 656 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 458 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Four Generations unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Sapphire Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Armistice unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Britannia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 James Bond 440 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2015 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia
Face Value10 (x Pound)
Total Mintage995
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAntony Dufort
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)65
Mass (g)156.3000
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-JXPG-EWQJ
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