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With a history that stretches back to Roman times, Britannia is the female embodiment of a nation that has evolved though the centuries. In 1987, sculptor Philip Nathan created a bold interpretation of the icon for a new bullion coin. Today that design is regarded as a modern classic, and the Britannia coin is recognised around the world as one of The Royal Mint’s flagship offerings.

Philip Nathan’s Britannia stands steadfast amidst crashing waves, beside a shield bearing the Union flag and wearing a classic Corinthian helmet; she holds an olive branch representing peace. The award-winning design is as beautiful as ever, struck in 999 fine silver and finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard.

The coin is also available as a ten-ounce and quarter-ounce fine silver edition alongside a one ounce fine platinum edition. There are also one ounce fine silver and one ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce fine gold editions of the coin available with four new additional security features.

Key points:

  • Struck in a tenth-of-an-ounce of 999 fine silver
  • The smallest silver coin in the Britannia range
  • Features Philip Nathan’s world-famous Britannia design
  • With a background security feature of radial lines
  • Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
  • Packaged in a single coin tube


Britannia 2021 1/10th oz Silver Bullion Sixteen Coin Tube

Specification Value
Denomination 20p
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Diameter 16.50mm
Reverse Designer Philip Nathan
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Specification Value
Quality Bullion
Year 2021
Pure Metal Type Silver
Pure Metal Content 0.1 Troy Oz
Fineness 999
Packaging Coin Tube
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