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Since she appeared on copper coins issued during the reign of Charles II, Britannia has become the quintessential symbol of a nation. Synonymous with British coins, the icon appeared on the penny for centuries and on other coins too, including the fourpence issued during the reign of William IV and the Edwardian florin. For 350 years, the great engravers and designers of each age have reimagined Britannia and some of these interpretations now appear together as part of a beautiful, nine-coin set. Britannia first appeared as the personification of the British Isles on a coin struck in Rome in the years before the Roman Emperor Hadrian visited Britain. Revived during the reign of Elizabeth 1, when the icon’s association with the sea began, the Stuart monarchs also used Britannia’s image to bolster their claims to be masters of the oceans. Now the face of modern bullion and reintroduced on UK circulating coins in 2015, Britannia endures as a cultural icon that unites and inspires in times of crisis and celebration.

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Britannia 2021 1oz Bullion

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Denomination £2
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 31.21 g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Philip Nathan
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Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Bullion
Year 2021
Pure Metal Type Silver

The Definitive Britannia 2022 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £2 Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel. Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Antony Dufort
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Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2022

Halfpenny

Specification Value
Weight 10.00g
Diameter 28.00mm
Quality Circulating
Year up to 1775
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Twopence

Specification Value
Weight 56.70g
Diameter 47.00mm
Reverse Designer Conrad Kuchler
Obverse Designer Conrad Kuchler
Quality Circulating
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Year 1797

Groat

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Weight 1.88g
Diameter 16.00mm
Reverse Designer William Wyon
Quality Circulating
Year 1836 Onwards
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Penny

Specification Value
Weight 9.45g
Diameter 30.80mm
Reverse Designer Charles Walter Coombes
Obverse Designer Thomas Brock
Quality Circulating
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Year 1893-1901

Florin

Specification Value
Weight 11.31g
Diameter 28.50mm
Reverse Designer George William De Saulles
Obverse Designer George William De Saulles
Quality Circulating
Specification Value
Year 1902-1910

50p

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 13.50g
Diameter 30.00mm
Reverse Designer Christopher Ironside
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Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
Quality Circulating
Year 1968-1982

Penny

Specification Value
Alloy Bronze
Weight 9.40g
Diameter 31.00mm
Reverse Designer Leonard Charles Wyon
Obverse Designer Thomas Paget
Specification Value
Quality Circulating
Year 1937-1948
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