With the release of 2022 Royal Mint Britannia 1oz silver coin, the mint debuts four individual security features that are designed to bring the security of the Britannia series into the 21st century. These include a micro-text inscription within the design rim that reads, in Latin, Decus Et Tutamen and tincture lines within the stripes of the Union Jack.
The more detailed security features include a background surface animation and latent security feature. When you adjust the angle of viewing, the surface animation imitates the movement of ocean waves while the latent security feature switches from a padlock to a trident.
The 1oz silver Britannia coin is the official legal tender silver coin from the Royal Mint of England. The coins feature a design of Britannia on the reverse from Philip Nathan with the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II from Jody Clark on the obverse. They debuted in 1997.
On the obverse of the coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has reigned as the Queen of England since 1952 and this is the fifth effigy of her to feature on British coinage. This design was completed by Jody Clark in July 2015 and began to feature on 2016 dated coins from the Royal Mint. It captures the Queen in right-profile relief wearing the Royal Diadem crown.
The reverse side uses the Philip Nathan image of Britannia common on the gold and platinum coins in the series. Nathan’s design was chosen by the Royal Mint following an art contest in 1987 and offers a modern interpretation of the historic Britannia figure. Always associated with the nations seafaring history and dominant naval traditions, Britannia is depicted along the coast with a trident clutched in her right hand and a shield in her left. The shield guards the British Isles and features the Union Jack design, while the trident gives her control over the seas.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition
- 4 security features
- Bears a face value of 2 GBP backed by the British government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin.
- Britannia guards the south coast on the reverse of the coin.
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