The 2023 1oz Britannia Silver Coin is a limited edition bullion coin from the UK, featuring the fifth and final effigy of the Late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A Britannia coin featuring King Charles III’s first effigy will be released in the new year by The Royal Mint., making this an opportunity not to be missed for investors and collectors alike as this coin has a limited production run.
The internationally recognized original portrait of Britannia appears on the reverse of the 2023 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. To enhance Britannia silver coin security, the British Royal Mint modified its design in 2021 to add 4 new security features to deter counterfeiting.
The first enhancement to the coin’s reverse side 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 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.
To summarise, the 2023 Britannia Silver Coin security features include the following:
1) Britannia’s background features sparkling waves when seen at an angle.
2) Inclusion of a padlock image next to Britannia’s Trident which changes to a trident when the coin is tilted/seen at a different angle.
3) Britannia’s shield bears the Union Flag
4) Micro-text on the border which reads ‘Decus Et Tutamen’ Latin for ‘An ornament and a Safeguard.’
The obverse of the 2023 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. This will be the last time effigy of Her Majesty will be used on British Coins.
The Britannia 1oz silver coins are produced to a very strict specification. The Britannia silver coin diameter is 38.61mm and a thickness of 3mm. The weight is 1 troy ounce which equates to 31.1035 grams.
The Britannia Silver Coin is minted by the UK Sovereign Mint. 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 in showcasing the design in 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. Additionally, our Britannia Silver coin price fluctuates in real-time following the global silver spot prices.
The 2023 Britannia Silver Coin is highly valued as it also benefits from Capital Gains Tax-Free (CGT Free Coin) due to its legal tender status here in the UK.
Obverse: Features Jody Clark’s fifth and final effigy 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 2023. The weight and purity of 999 Fine Silver are also highlighted.
Mintage: Limited mintage coin as a new coin will also be released for King Charles III in the new year by The Royal Mint.
Some of the options available to purchase the Britannia 2023 Silver Coin are:
– Single coins available in individual premium rimless coin capsules.
– Multiples of 25 in the original Britannia Silver Coin Tube.
– Monster Box of 500 coins – 20 Britannia Silver Coin Tubes containing 25 coins each in a Royal Mint Monster Box.