Britannia Coin | The Royal Mint

Britannia 2017

A new design placing the icon at the heart of the nation

The Britannia Design for 2011

Continuing The Royal Mint tradition of working with exciting artists and craftspeople, discover how The Royal Mint commissioned sculptor David Mach to produce a new Britannia coin design in 2011.

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Britannia and the Romans

It was the practice of the Romans to personify continents and countries as female figures and for the Province of Britannia they used the seated figure of Britannia. Discover the history of Britannia and the Romans with The Royal Mint.

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Britannia on British Coins

Britannia has featured on British coins for many years. She appeared on the copper coins of Charles II and the famous cartwheel pennies, and later bronze pennies, of every monarch up until decimalisation. Britannia was subsequently chosen to appear on the definitive 50p coin.

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