One Ounce 999 Silver Mixed-Date Britannia Bullion Coins (Best Value)
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Philip Nathan’s depiction of Britannia with shield, trident, Corinthian helmet and flowing dress. Legend: 'BRITANNIA · 1oz · 999 · FINE · SILVER'. Date of issue in legend.
Bullion coin struck to uncirculated standard, issued loose with no additional packaging.
These uncirculated bullion coins may show some very minor marks owing to mass production methods. This is perfectly normal and will not affect the bullion value of your coins. Images provided of this product are stock photos and the coins you receive will be from the same issue, having the exact same specifications.
Buy Cheap Silver Britannias
Our pre-owned silver 1oz Britannias are offered in excellent condition. These coins are perfect for investment because VAT is only payable on the margin, meaning big savings can be passed on to the customer. Contrast this to new silver coins, where the standard rate of VAT is applied to the retail value of the coin.
We authenticate all our coins carefully and our Britannias are no exception. Our team have been handling bullion coins for decades and we use our expertise, plus some state-of-the-art equipment to assess each piece. You're guaranteed a genuine, high grade, silver Britannia when you order from The Britannia Coin Company.
These coins may have some very slight signs of handling or wear, which is perfectly normal for mass-produced coins. Such blemishes will have no adverse effect on the bullion value of the coin and we guarantee each Britannia will contain exactly one troy ounce of pure silver.
Your coins are securely and discretely packaged as standard, and postage is free and fully insured to UK addresses. We aim to ship orders within 48 hours of receipt, Monday-Friday. International orders are subject to a flat £15 delivery fee, regardless of the size of your order. Visit our delivery page for more details.
Britannia Coin Range
Introduced in 1987, Britannias have been a staple of the global bullion market for decades now. Their reverse design has changed over the years but always features Britannia, the female personification of the United Kingdom. She first appeared on British coins back in Roman times and now rules over her own extensive coinage range.
Britannias are today available in gold, silver and platinum as well as a variety of sizes though the specifications have changed slightly over the years. Silver Britannias minted between 1997 and 2012 were composed of 958 fine silver but this was increased to 999 fine silver from 2013 onwards. Both old and new contain the same amount of fine gold but the older have a slightly higher total weight.
Silver 1oz Britannia Designs
The first silver Britannias, issued in proof in 1997, featured a reverse designed by sculptor and medallist Philip Nathan showing Britannia driving a horse-drawn chariot, looking a lot like the legendary Celtic warrior Boadicea. The most common design seen on 1oz Britannias is another work by Nathan, referred to as the 'standing Britannia' which shows a female figure, standing against the wind with her trident, an olive branch and a Union Jack shield. It first appeared in 1998, which was the first bullion edition of the coin.
Over the years various designers have contributed reverse designs, using their own style to interpret this iconic UK figure, sometimes incorporating other national symbols like the lion or even a map of the British Isles. There are some unique reverses that are only used on proof Britannias but bullion editions feature a lot of variety too making these coins appealing to collectors as well as investors.
What Is Britannia Silver Fineness?
The purity of silver Britannia coins from The Royal Mint has been modified since these coins were introduced in 1997. Prior to 2013, they were aptly struck in Britannia silver, but are now 999 fine silver. This change was almost certainly done for export reasons since certain countries apply a different level of taxation on pure silver coins (ie. 999 fine and above).
Silver Britannias dated 1997 to 2012 are composed of 95.8% (.958) silver. From 2013 onwards, the fineness of the silver used was changed to 99.9% (.999). Regardless of the year of issue, each Britannia contains one troy ounce of pure silver.
The change in fineness explains the different sizes of Britannias one can acquire. Britannia Coins minted before 2013 have a total mass of 32.45 grams and a diameter of 40.00 millimetres. Post-2012 Britannias are lighter at 31.21 grams, measuring 38.61 millimetres.
Investing In 1oz Silver Britannias
Silver bullion Britannias are an excellent choice for investing in silver over other bullion coins. Here are some reasons why you should consider adding them to your silver stack:
- Storing Wealth: investing in silver Britannias adds a security of a precious metals hedge to your portfolio
- Accessible Prices: these 1oz Britannias sell for a small premium over the live price of silver making them a affordable entry point to stacking, particularly when compared to gold Britannias
- CGT Exemptions: as UK legal currency with a pound sterling face value of £2, Britannias are capital gains tax exempt
- Low amount of VAT: our silver Britannias are pre-owned, meaning they fall under the Margin Scheme where VAT is only payable on the margin
- Name Recognition: Britannias have a global reputation and can be easily liquidated because all coin and metal dealers will recognise their value and purity
- Design Changes: different reverse designs in certain years makes collecting Britannias fun, especially compared to bars or American Silver Eagles where the artwork doesn't change much
- Potential: the industrial applications for silver are only increasing, giving a huge scope of potential price rises
Sell Silver Britannias
We can offer free, no-obligation quotes for your bullion coins as well as modern collector's pieces and any historic coinage. Visit our Sell Your Coins page for details on how you can sell your Britannias from home and get same-day payments into your bank account.
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