Information about National Symbol: Britannia, Standing

Britannia, Standing
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 1990 Britannia

The figure of Britannia is best known as a national personification of Great Britain and later the United Kingdom. The name is a Latinisation of the native Brittonic word for the island, Pretanī, which also produced the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally, in the fourth to the first centuries BC, designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Britain. In Modern Welsh the name remains Prydain. After the Roman conquest in 43 AD, Britannia meant Roman Britain, a province covering the island south of Caledonia (roughly Scotland). Britannia is the name given to the female personification of the island, and it is a term still used to refer to the whole island.

When Roman Britain was divided into four provinces in 197 AD, two were called Britannia Superior and Britannia Inferior. Even then, an allegorical figure of Britannia was already depicted on some provincial Roman coins struck on the island.

A British cultural icon, she has featured on old English coins since 1672, as well as on some colonial coinage. Britannia is usually depicted seated (for which see separate list); however, on some coin types the figure is shown standing - these are listed below.

Britannia, Standing - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 1990 Britannia

Standing Britannia on the Britannia bullion series

United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 1990 Britannia

The best known interpretation of the Standing Britannia figure is Philip Nathan's depiction on the definitive type of Britannia bullion coinage.

Britannia, Standing - showing 100 of 378 coins (Page 1 of 4)
CountryNameMintageLegend
United Kingdom One Dollar 1895 3,316,063 · ONE DOLLAR · 1895
United Kingdom One Dollar 1896 6,135,617 · ONE DOLLAR · 1896
United Kingdom One Dollar 1897 21,286,427 · ONE DOLLAR · 1897
United Kingdom One Dollar 1898 21,545,564 · ONE DOLLAR · 1898
United Kingdom One Dollar 1899 30,743,159 · ONE DOLLAR · 1899
United Kingdom One Dollar 1900 9,469,991 · ONE DOLLAR · 1900
United Kingdom One Dollar 1901 27,198,656 · ONE DOLLAR · 1901
United Kingdom Florin 1902 2,204,698 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1902 31,671,117 · ONE DOLLAR · 1902
United Kingdom One Dollar 1903 3,955,647 · ONE DOLLAR · 1903
United Kingdom Florin 1903 995,298 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1904 648,847 · ONE DOLLAR · 1904
United Kingdom Florin 1904 2,769,932 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom Florin 1905 1,187,596 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom Florin 1906 6,910,128 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1907 1,945,726 · ONE DOLLAR · 1907
United Kingdom Florin 1907 5,947,895 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom Florin 1908 3,280,010 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1908 6,870,741 · ONE DOLLAR · 1908
United Kingdom Florin 1909 3,482,829 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1909 5,954,218 · ONE DOLLAR · 1909
United Kingdom One Dollar 1910 5,552,910 · ONE DOLLAR · 1910
United Kingdom Florin 1910 5,650,713 EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
United Kingdom One Dollar 1911 37,470,509 · ONE DOLLAR · 1911
United Kingdom One Dollar 1912 5,672,075 · ONE DOLLAR · 1912
United Kingdom One Dollar 1913 1,566,693 · ONE DOLLAR · 1913
United Kingdom One Dollar 1921 50,211 · ONE DOLLAR · 1921
United Kingdom One Dollar 1925 6,869,853 · ONE DOLLAR · 1925
United Kingdom One Dollar 1929 5,100,036 · ONE DOLLAR · 1929
United Kingdom One Dollar 1930 17,065,897 · ONE DOLLAR · 1930
United Kingdom One Dollar 1934 17,335,205 · ONE DOLLAR · 1934
United Kingdom One Dollar 1935 6,811,995 · ONE DOLLAR · 1935
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Tenth-Ounce 1997 Britannia 20,518 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 20 PENCE '
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 1997 Britannia 16,005 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 2 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Half Ounce 1997 Britannia 11,832 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 1 POUND '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1997 Britannia 2,713 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 10 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1997 Britannia 892 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1997 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 100 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Britannia 1,815 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Quarter Ounce 1997 Britannia 11,832 ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 50 PENCE '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Britannia 1,310 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Quarter Ounce 1998 Britannia 3,044 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' PENCE '
United Kingdom Silver Half Ounce 1998 Britannia 3,044 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 1 ' POUND '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1998 Britannia 1,142 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1998 Britannia 750 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Tenth-Ounce 1998 Britannia 5,768 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 20 ' PENCE '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1998 Britannia 750 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 1998 Britannia 94,121 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 1999 Britannia 69,394 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Tenth-Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 10 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Silver Ounce 2000 Britannia 81,301 ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 2 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 100 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Half Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 50 ' POUNDS '
United Kingdom Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
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