BRITANNIA Frozen Rhodium Aurora 1 Oz Silver Coin 2£ United Kingdom 2017

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the fifth release in the “Frozen” series that features famous and favoured investment motives. In this edition – the Britannia. The coin is completely plated with Rhodium, has a beautiful colouration and comes in an elegant wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country United Kingdom
Year 2017
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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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.

This coin may no longer be considered legal tender because it is an adapted/altered version of an original “legal tender”, enhanced by an experienced private Mint, which is not related in any way to The Royal Mint.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful Britannia, gloriously claiming her land after the Roman withdrawal over a background with an aurora. 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 the 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.

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