In 2017, The Royal Mint commemorates the 30th year since the Britannia bullion design was first released. Sculptor Philip Nathan, the designer of the first Britannia bullion in 1987, envisaged her as a classic and evolving icon. In this classic design she stands firm against a powerful gale which whips around her shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. The 2017 design also features a speckled radial sunburst at her back.
Britannia represents an enduring Bullion investment. The weight and strength of the coins are verified at the centuries-old annual Trial of the Pyx. Britannia coins are exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents.
The Silver Britannia 1 ounce Bullion coin is one of the most popular silver coins for UK based private investors, as they are CGT exempt in the United Kingdom.
This Britannia range is produced to 'Bullion' specifications which mean it has a similar standard of finish to circulating coins. Bullion coins are sold at a small premium over and above the metal price which means that many purchase them purely on their intrinsic value (as investment-grade precious metals). The Britannia is also available in proof and brilliant uncirculated finishes and collectable versions of this coin are also available from the Royal Mint which are produced to different specifications. You can read more about the differences between coin finishes and specifications in our striking standards article.
|Alloy||999 Fine Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Philip Nathan|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|
|Pure Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|