Gold Britannia and Silver Britannia Coins | The Royal Mint

The Britannia 2017 Collection

Celebrate two historic anniversaries in one year.

Britannia

Britannia embodies the changing ideals and values of Britain throughout history. Her journey began 2,000 years ago, when the name Britannia was given to the country by the invading Romans. Throughout shifts in art and politics, technology and popular culture, Britannia has reflected the spirit of heritage, strength and progress of the nation.

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the gold Britannia coin and the 20th anniversary of the silver Britannia coin. Marking two important moments in one year, each coin in the Proof range features a special anniversary trident mint mark.

Young talent was sought from Britain’s fine art universities to design a truly modern Britannia. Louis Tamlyn, a student at Central Saint Martins in London, was chosen.

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