25 Apr 2013
The Royal Mint's 1oz Silver Britannia 'Year of the Snake' coin produced for A-mark
Celebrating 25 years of an iconic British coin.
She made her debut on British coins in the reign of Charles II – the new copper coins introduced in 1672 depicting a beautiful Britannia as protector of our shores. In many guises – as Warrior Queen, Queen of the Seas, peacemaker and defender of the realm – Britannia has graced the coinage of every British monarch since.
Today, Britannia adorns the highest denomination coins of the realm, gold coins and silver coins grounded in the traditions of great designs, quality of manufacture, integrity and dignity. Limited Editions and Proof quality, they are favourites of collectors and gift givers alike.