Although it is sometimes overshadowed by its U.S. counterpart, the American Silver Eagle, the Silver Britannia remains the leading silver bullion for the U.K. Backed by the full faith and credit of the British government, these .999 fine silver coins are back with the 2018 1 oz Silver Britannia! Each of these Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins contains 1 troy ounce of fine silver by weight and is designated as legal tender with a face value of 2 Pounds.
The reverse design shows Lady Britannia, the classic personification of the British nation. Britannia stands proudly facing the sea. She holds an olive branch and a shield bearing the Union Jack (the flag of Great Britain) in one arm as a trident is grasped in her other hand. A special pattern of radial lines filling the background doubles as an anti-counterfeiting measure. Around the outer rim, the inscriptions read "BRITANNIA," the year-date "2018," as well as the specifications "1oz 999 FINE SILVER."
On the obverse, HM Queen Elizabeth II is depicted facing right. In the background, a similar pattern of radial lines is used for the dual purpose of discouraging counterfeiters and creating an aesthetic that is unique to the Silver Britannia. The Latin abbreviations for the Queen's regnal titles, "By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith," are indicated by "D. G. REG. F. D." inscribed along the bottom rim. The rest of the rim is filled with inscriptions for the denomination "2 POUNDS" and Her Majesty's name "ELIZABETH II."
Not only do bullion traders all over the world trust and recognize the Silver Britannia, but it's also IRA-approved, meaning these coins are eligible for inclusion in your individual retirement account (IRA). Don't miss out on your chance to buy 2018 1 oz Silver Britannia coins for a low premium over spot at Gainesville Coins!