Silver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia

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, then also two kilos (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).

The 2 kg silver coins are denominated as One Thousand Pounds (£1,000), 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 as a symbol - the female personification of Great Britain - 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 design used on proofs made for collectors, such as this one.

The Mint says about it:
"The female warrior has been a constant throughout the ages; however, one thing that hasn’t remained the same is the manner in which Britannia coins are struck. In fact, coin production has changed dramatically, from the primitive days of literally striking handheld dies with a hammer to the cutting-edge technology used today.

The Britannia 2021 collection is based around the theme of the Spirit of Innovation and the design itself fully reflects that. Talented illustrator P. J. Lynch took this concept to heart, using the numismatic canvas to innovate how we see the image of Britannia."

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage110
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia - 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 · 1000 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 · F · D · 1000 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia - reverse photo

The reverse shows the seated figure of Britannia, the female personification of Great Britain, facing the viewer, her robes billowing in the wind behind her. She wears a crested Corinthian helmet, pushed back to reveal her face. With her left hand she supports a trident and a shield carrying the symbol of the Union Jack on it. Her right hand hugs a lion resting at her feet.

The central circle is patterned with rays radiating from the centre.

In large letters around the rim, interrupted by the tip of the trident, the inscription BRITANNIA; below, the date of issue 2021.

The precious metal content is above left inside the central circle: 2 KILO 999 FINE SILVER (two kilograms of 99.9% silver). The face value is on the obverse.

The artist's initials PJL (for P.J. Lynch) are below right.

Reverse Inscription BRITANNIA 2021 2 KILO 999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in display box, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product Code: BR212KS
Issue price: £4,890.00
Issue limit and Maximum Coin Mintage: 110.

See also

Coins from the Britannia 2021 series (different designs for Proof, Bullion and Premium Exclusive):
- 1 oz Platinum, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/4 oz Platinum, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/10 oz Platinum, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1 kg Gold, Premium Exclusive, Britannia 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Premium Exclusive, Britannia 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/20 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/40 oz Gold, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 2 kg Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Premium Exclusive, Britannia 2021
- 10 oz Silver, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Premium Exclusive, Britannia 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Premium Exclusive, Britannia 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/4 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/4 oz Silver, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver, Bullion, Britannia 2021
- 1/20 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021
- 1/40 oz Silver, Proof, Britannia 2021

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Silver Two Kilos 2021 Britannia: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Two Kilos (2 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseBritannia, Seated
Face Value1000 (x Pound)
Total Mintage110
Mintage Limit110
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerP.J. Lynch
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size150.000 mm
Mass2,010.000 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-AABP-EWQJ
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