From the coins of Roman invaders to more than three centuries on the coins of successive British monarchs, Britannia has endured: the changing face of Britain. In 1987 a new flagship coin, sister to the Sovereign, was launched. In 2013, Britannia steps forward once more as a showcase for the best British artists, struck in new, purer precious metals. This classic 2013 UK Britannia Silver Proof One Ounce Coin, with its full ounce of .999 silver is the perfect way to begin or refresh a Britannia collection.
Britannia: warrior queen, watchful guardian, ruler of the seas. There is no better British symbol than the Britannia coin, named in her honour and bearing her portrait, And it is a coin that from 2013 will be designed by a leading British artist, approved by the Queen, perfected by some of the UK’s best craftspeople and struck by The Royal Mint. So important is Britannia to Britain’s coinage that she is protected by law, with the only genuine Britannia coins coming only from The Royal Mint.
When the Britannia was first struck, the coin bore a graceful standing Britannia by Philip Nathan. His design returned again for the 25th anniversary in 2012, and will be retained for all Britannia bullion coins. But to delight collectors, Britannia Proof coins will change, a new interpretation of this patriotic representation of the nation chosen each year as Britain, and Britannia, continue to evolve. An assured design by sculptor Robert Hunt graces the 2013 Britannia, each element simply stunning with the gleam of our purest silver and our renowned Proof finish.