The internationally recognized original portrait of Britannia appears on the 2022 UK Britannia 1oz Silver Coin. The design was created by Philip Nathan and is only produced by The Royal Mint. Throughout the world, the Silver Britannia is a well-known silver coin, and in 2021, the British Royal Mint modified the design to include security features in order to deter counterfeiting.
The first enhancement to the reverse side of the coin is the updated background wave design which appears when light is reflected at a certain angle on the coin. The second addition to the Britannia Silver Coin is the inclusion of smooth tincture lines on Britannia’s shield which now bears the Union Flag. The third and one of the most important elements is a holographic image of a padlock in the bottom left, when the coin has tilted this changes between a trident and a padlock. Last but not the least, micro-text in the Latin phrase ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’ meaning ‘An Ornament and a Safeguard’ is etched along the inner rim of the coin.
The obverse of the 2022 Britannia Silver 1oz coin features the bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and inscriptions include “Elizabeth II”, D.G. REG F.D” meaning Queen by the Grace of God and also shows the currency value of 2 Pounds however the actual silver value of the coin is much higher than this denomination.
The Royal Mint has been innovating and creating coins for more than 1,100 years and Britannia, the symbol of Britain, once again leads the way to redefine the security of the bullion coins.
The one-ounce pure fine 999 silver coin is offered in Bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition and comes packed in individual rimless coin capsules so you can enjoy your silver coins without damaging or scratching.
The 2022 silver Britannia also benefits from Capital Gains Tax-Free (CGT Free Coin) Status as it is a legal tender here in the UK.
Obverse: Features Jody Clark’s bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and inscriptions include “Elizabeth II” and currency value.
Reverse: Features the recognisable image of Britannia holding a trident, alongside Four new enhanced features for 2022. The weight and purity of 999 Fine Silver are also highlighted.