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BRITANNIA 30th Anniversary Golden Enigma Premium Edition 1 Oz Silver Coin 2£ United Kingdom 2017

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This breathtaking 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Golden Enigma” series and celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the famous Britannia, completely plated with original Black Ruthenium and partly plated with pure Gold on obverse and reverse. The coin comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 1.987 pieces worldwide.

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Britannia
Britannia is an ancient term for Roman Britain and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, and derives from the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Great Britain; however, by the 1st century BC Britannia came to be used for Great Britain specifically. In AD 43 the Roman Empire began its conquest of the island, establishing a province they called Britannia, which came to encompass the parts of the island south of Caledonia (roughly Scotland). The native Celtic inhabitants of the province are known as the Britons. In the 2nd century, Roman Britannia came to be personified as a goddess, armed with a trident and shield and wearing a Corinthian helmet. The Latin name Britannia long survived the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and yielded the name for the island in most European and various other languages, including the English Britain and the modern Welsh Prydain. After centuries of declining use, the Latin form was revived during the English Renaissance as a rhetorical evocation of a British national identity. Especially following the Acts of Union in 1707, which joined the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, the personification of the martial Britannia was used as an emblem of British imperial power and unity. She was featured on all modern British coinage series until the redesign in 2008, and still appears annually on the gold and silver "Britannia" bullion coin series.

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • Year2017
  • Face Value2 Pounds
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityBU - Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Mintage (pcs)1987
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful gilded Britannia, gloriously claiming her land after the Roman withdrawal. All around, the inscriptions: “BRITANNIA” – the name of the coin, “2017” – the year of issue and “1 Oz 999 FINE SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The coin's obverse features a Gold plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around, the inscriptions: “2 POUNDS” – the face value, “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D·G·REG·F·D” – the latin acronym that stands for: Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor.