Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Ounce 2005 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.

The coins of the Britannia range in 2005 bear a new reverse design, the fifth image of Britannia by Philip Nathan. On it, Britannia is shown seated, similar to the personification of Britannia originally used on coins of the Roman Emperor Claudius, and then on British halfpennies and farthings since 1672.

According to the official announcement:
"To continue the Britannia series, the Royal Mint again looked to award winning sculptor Philip Nathan. His new Britannia, the fifth since the bullion coins were introduced in 1987, shows Britannia in more traditional pose. Ever watchful, she sits at the seashore, her helmet and robes harking back to her Roman roots and her trident and shield recalling her great maritime history."

The one-ounce (1oz) silver coin was issued as "bullion" (in Brilliant Uncirculated grade) and in Proof FDC grade - in mint sets and as individual boxed proof coins.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia - obverse photo

The obverse of the coins shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia - reverse photo

At centre, the seated figure of Britannia - the female personification of Great Britain, facing left; her helmet is pushed back to reveal her face; the rim of her robe is decorated with a geometric pattern. Her right hand rests on a shield curved in the Celtic style, decorated with the cross of the Union Jack, with heraldic stripes denoting its colours. With her left hand she cradles a trident resting on her left shoulder. In the background, waves to the right and an oak tree to the left.

Within a toothed border, around left and right, interrupted by Britannia's helmet and trident, the inscription ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER 2005.

Below the exergue line, horizontally, BRITANNIA.

The artist's initials PN (for Philip Nathan) are in relief in small letters in the lower right field.

Reverse Inscription ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER 2005 BRITANNIA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage of the bullion coins was limited to 100,000 but it is not known how many were actually issued.Some sources list 57,000 bullion mintage.

See also

The design was re-issued in 2006 with selective gold plating as part of a five-coin proof set.

Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 3,899
Details

1,539 individual coins, plus coins in sets.

In Set 2005 Britannia Silver Proof Collection, mintage 2,360
4 coins: £2 (1oz), £1 (1/2oz), 50p (1/4oz), 20p (1/10oz)
Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia: References to Information Used
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Showing 100 from a total of 172 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 1997 Britannia 16,005 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 2 POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 1998 Britannia 94,121 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 1999 Britannia 69,394 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2000 Britannia 81,301 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2001 Britannia 52,459 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2002 Britannia 36,543 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2003 Britannia 78,956 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2004 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2006 Britannia - Standing unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2006 Britannia - Charioteer 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2006 Britannia - Guardian 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2006 Britannia - Waves 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2006 Britannia - Seated 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2007 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2008 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2009 Britannia 106,784 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS
Silver Ounce 2010 Britannia 132,906 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2011 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUND '
Silver Ounce 2012 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2013 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2013 Britannia, Proof 7,055 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2014 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof 5,266 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2014 Year of the Horse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2015 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Silver Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof 5,799 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Year of the Sheep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
Fifty Pounds 2015 Britannia 78,644 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Britannia, Bullion 3,901 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof 9,944 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Shakespeare 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Fifty Pounds 2016 Shakespeare 14,948 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 50 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Britannia, Proof 7,655 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Britannia - Charioteer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Lion of England 8,430 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 5,970 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2017 Big Ben unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Britannia, Oriental unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof 4,735 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Two Dragons unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Tower Bridge unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Trafalgar Square 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 5,991 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 4,860 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Britannia, Oriental unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof 6,398 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig 2,960 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 The Valiant unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Buckingham Palace unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 4,831 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort 4,337 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Britannia, Oriental unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof 8,461 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Proof 3,405 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen 7,498 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John, Proof 7,494 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie, Proof 7,996 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond 6,139 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention 5,631 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred 4,644 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 The Valiant unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer 4,341 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover 4,198 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 6,457 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive 4,541 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof 4,795 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 The Valiant unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox 3,589 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond 3,879 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Griffin of Edward III 4,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin 7,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Music Legends - Elton John, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Music Legends - David Bowie, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who, Proof 5,837 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who, Bullion 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy 2,944 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles 2,348 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine 2,317 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland 3,482 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass 2,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Myths and Legends - Robin Hood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Peter Rabbit 4,170 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi 2,052 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
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Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz) Britannia
Issued2005
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseBritannia, Seated
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.958 Silver
DesignerPhilip Nathan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Thickness3.0000 mm
Mass32.4500 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-XZNP-EYPL
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Silver Ounce 2005 Britannia: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomBF10 (was 4504)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1063