Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II)

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. Most of these by tradition are measured in troy ounces of fractions thereof, but the mint also introduced metric coins measuring one kilogram of pure metal (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).

The 1 kg silver coins are denominated as Five Hundred Pounds (£500), although their intrinsic (bullion) value is much higher than their face value. The coins vary in design depending on the occasion (they are "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same 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.

Britannia coins belong to an extensive range of British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint in gold since 1987 and in silver since 1997. The range has a "definitive" Standing Britannia design issued every year as bullion (such as this coin), and a series of one-year types issued as collector proofs only.

The 2023 one kilogram of silver Britannia coin is the first bullion Britannia in this format.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

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

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 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.

The obverse has a textured background ("guilloche" geometric pattern).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) - reverse photo

At centre, the standing figure of Britannia - the female personification of Great Britain, facing left, with flowing robes, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet pushed back to reveal her face. She is holding a trident in her right hand; her left hand rests on a shield decorated with the cross of the Union Jack, and holds an olive branch. She is standing on a rock, with sea waves in the background.

Around, interrupted by the trident, the inscription ' BRITANNIA ' 2023 ' 1 KILO ' 999 ' FINE ' SILVER '.

The artist's surname NATHAN (Philip Nathan) is in relief in small letters on the rock under Britannia's feet.

There are four advanced security features built into the design:
- in the lower left, a latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident when viewed from a different angle
- "surface animation" brings the background of sparkling waves to life as the coin is moved
- micro text gives both decoration and protection - the words DECUS ET TUTAMEN (from Latin: "an ornament and a safeguard") are repeated multiple times in the inner rim between the central circle with the design and the outer rim with the inscriptions
- Britannia’s shield bears the Union Flag accented with tincture lines - thin lines (also known as "heraldic colours") representing the colours of the flag.

Reverse Inscription ' BRITANNIA ' 2023 ' 1 KILO ' 999 ' FINE ' SILVER '
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 32.15
Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in capsule.
Issue date: 6 October 2022.
Royal Mint Product Code: UKB23S1KC.

This is the last Britannia issue featuring the fifth and final effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Owing to the unfortunate tendency of some mints - the Royal Mint included - to issue future-dated coins, this coin is not exactly an error coin (considering that it was released like this intentionally) but is not right either. It is dated 2023, but features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II who died in September 2022; the coin should have carried the portrait of King Charles III instead.

See also

Coins from the Britannia 2023 range (different designs for Bullion and Proof):
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (£100), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion (£100), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion (£50), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold Bullion (£50), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion (£25), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion (£25), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion (£10), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion (£10), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 kg Silver Bullion (£500), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 kg Silver Bullion (£500), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (£2), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1 oz Silver Bullion (£2), King Charles III, Britannia 2023
- 1/4 oz Silver Bullion (50p), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion (20p), Queen Elizabeth II, Britannia 2023

All (51) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2012 London Olympics 910 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2012
Silver Kilo 2012 Diamond Jubilee 206 Royal Arms ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2013 Coronation Anniversary 301 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2013
Silver Kilo 2013 Prince George Christening 194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2014 First World War Outbreak 165 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2014
Silver Kilo 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 278 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2015
Silver Kilo 2015 Churchill 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2015
Silver Kilo 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 447 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster 62 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding 125 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2017 Lion of England 116 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 88 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Year of the Dog 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 92 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 129 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Britannia 235 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Victoria and Albert unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Yale of Beaufort unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Britannia 85 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Britannia 30 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 The Three Graces 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Lion of Mortimer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Horse of Hanover unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 James Bond 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Griffin of Edward III unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Prince Philip 77 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Gothic Crown 128 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger 38 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Britannia - Womanhood 43 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Platinum Jubilee 147 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 The Seymour Panther 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 The Lion of England 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 City Views - London 52 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 500 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit 52 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 The Yale of Beaufort 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
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Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPhilip Nathan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-KRVQ-OMNY
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