20 Aug 2014
Supporting the centuries-old tradition of giving zodiac coins at the Lunar New Year
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The beautiful Britannia coin: tribute to a British icon who has represented these isles since Roman times. Launched in 1987 the Britannia range has earned a reputation for beauty; these premier coins are sister to, and every bit as desirable as, the Sovereign. From 2013 the Britannia Proof range begins a new chapter – struck in a new, even purer, silver, bearing a new design by a distinguished British artist each year and with new denominations to suit every taste – and every pocket.
Britannia is always stunning in silver, never more so than in this two-coin set containing the classic tenth-ounce coin and the brand new, finely detailed and perfect twentieth-ounce coin. Britannia represents the changing face of Britain and she has been reimagined by 2013 artist, Robert Hunt, his design a classic in the making – and like every Britannia design, it has been approved by the Queen, lovingly finished by skilled UK craftspeople and struck by The Royal Mint, the ultimate British symbol.
These two fine silver coins – struck in .999 fine silver – also make a wonderful gift for a special occasion in 2013, a gift that will be treasured forever. And at just £39.00 for the pair, these coins are a great way to gift or own a little of Britannia’s legend and a wonderful work of art.
Britannia first appeared on the coins of Emperor Hadrian, depicted on the rocky shores of Britain. She was recalled to Britain’s coins by Charles II in 1672 – and she has appeared on the coins of every British king or queen over the centuries since. She has been reimagined time and again, always reflecting the nation at a point in time. In 2013 Britannia artist Robert Hunt has created a Britannia that is familiar – recalling the reverse design of the 50p we all know and love – but also modern, for she is turning to listen to the world.
The 2013 Britannia Twentieth-Ounce and Tenth-Ounce Silver Proof Set is the ideal way to own or give these beautiful coins. They are finished to renowned Royal Mint Proof standard, every detail of the design enhanced by a frosted design and mirror-like background only found on Proof coins – craftsman-finished for just £39.00.
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Meticulous Proof coins unique in size and design. A favorite among my Britannia collection. Surprisingly quick delivery to the states.