The Pre-Owned 2023 UK Britannia 1oz Silver Coin features Britannia's internationally recognised original portrait. The design was created By Philip Nathan and is exclusive to The Royal Mint. This is the final Britannia coin to feature Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin's obverse depicts the fifth and final portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a guilloche background design and the monetary denomination of 2 Pounds.
The 2023 coins feature four groundbreaking security details. Incorporated into the background of the iconic design is a surface animation that reflects the flow of waves as it is moved, and a new latent image switches between a trident or padlock, dependent on the viewer’s perspective. A micro-text borders the design and reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN', which translates to ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’. The Union flag on Britannia’s shield has been highlighted with tincture lines. Details of the coin's 2023 year date, weight and fineness also feature on the reverse side.
- Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.0 Fine Silver.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
- Minted to a bullion finish.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 38.61mm Thickness: 3.00mm.
- Orders in multiples 25 will be supplied in Tubes.
- VAT Free.
Britannia silver coins are British bullion coins issued by The Royal Mint since 1997. The Silver Britannia 1oz coin is often a popular silver coin for UK-based private investors, as they are CGT-exempt in the United Kingdom.
Only The Royal Mint has the trademark to produce genuine Britannia coins. Britannia is the feminine personification of Britain; she is renowned for her beauty and is an enduring icon that has been used for 2,000 years.
Up to 2013, Silver Britannia coins were produced in Britannia silver, with a fineness of 958.0. As of 2013, Silver Britannia coins have been produced with a fineness of 999.0.
This coin is sold under the second-hand margin scheme so there is no VAT for the client to pay.