2023 Britannia 1oz .999 Silver Bullion Coin (King Charles III Effigy)
For more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint has innovated to create coins that are beautiful, secure and trusted. In 2023, Britannia, the symbol of Britain, continues to lead the way in defining security in the bullion market.
This latest evolution of the icon combines Philip Nathan’s acclaimed interpretation with four ground breaking security features to create the most visually secure coin in the world. These additions both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent her naval history. As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature.
As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation behind Britannia reflects the movement of waves and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted by tincture lines.
This 2023 Britannia 1oz silver bullion coin is the world’s first bullion coin to feature the first coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III.
The reverse side of the coin features an image of Lady Britannia walking at sunrise, with a trident in one hand and an olive branch and shield in the other. Around the outside of the coin are the words ‘Britannia’, followed by the coin’s year of minting. The coin’s weight as well as the purity of 999 fine is also located on the outside of the coin.
The obverse of each coin features the first coinage portrait of His Majesty The King, with the coin’s face value located on the bottom right, and ‘Charles III’ located on the bottom left of the coin.
Individual 2023 Britannia 1oz silver bullion coins are presented in a Swan Bullion stylised plastic flip. Multiples of 25 are packaged into tubes with 20 tubes to a monster box (500oz total to a monster box).
|Silver Content||(Troy oz)||1.000|
|Monetary Denomination||(GBP)||£ 2.00|
|Minimum Gross Weight||(g)||31.1|
|Reverse Designer / Obverse Designer||Philip Nathan / Martin Jennings|
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