Britannia, symbol of a nation, timeless embodiment of the British Isles, has been reinterpreted for the modern age by renowned sculptor David Mach RA. His new, very patriotic portrait of Britannia, created especially for the Britannia family of 2011, fuses the classic and the contemporary to recall a Britannia that resonates with a nation’s conscience.
This magnificent silver Proof set comprises all four coins of the 2011 Britannia family, the £2, £1, 50p and 20p coins. Struck in Britannia silver, an alloy containing 95.8% silver, they are the purest silver coins of the realm and contain a full ounce, a half ounce, a quarter ounce and a tenth ounce of silver respectively. The four coins sparkle side-by-side in a smart, black presentation case complete with a dedicated Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing the issue limit of just 3,500 sets*.
*For further information and maximum coin mintages – see Specifications.
Marrying Britannia’s long history with modern values and continuing the Royal Mint tradition of producing some of the world’s finest Proof coins, David Mach has created a distinctive design that satisfies both the minter’s art and the artist’s passion. He has drawn on the same level of inspiration as his large-scale sculpture and collage work, to reinvent the Britannia familiar from the pennies of his youth and fashion a symbol of enduring patriotism – Britannia seated among the billowing folds of the Union Flag.