The Silver Britannia coins are immediately identifiable as British, with their depiction of the spirit of the nation, Britannia. The 2000 1 oz Silver Britannia carries the Philip Nathan design for the original Gold Britannia in 1987. This classic design alternates with custom designs every other year. Made of .958 fine silver, this coin contains 1 troy oz of silver with a total weight of 32.54 grams. The 2000 1 oz silver Britannia was limited to a mintage of only 81,301 coins.
The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II, with the abbreviated Latin description "ELIZABETH II D G REG FID DEF" (Elizabeth II, By the Grace of God Queen and Defender of the Faith). At the bottom of the coin is the denomination of 2 Pounds.
The reverse showcases Philip Nathan's original Standing Britannia design. This was the design used on the Gold Britannia upon its debut in 1987, and graces the reverse of the Silver Britannia on alternating years. The image shows a helmeted Britannia at the edge of the surf. She is holding a trident and Union Jack shield, and grasping an olive branch to symbolize her preference for peace. The wind blows her robes and hair as she looks out to sea. Inside a crenelated border is the name of the coin, the year date, and the weight of the coin.