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1997 Britannia £2 First Year Silver Proof

1997 Britannia £2 First Year Silver Proof Boxed
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One of the first silver Britannias. 1997 marked 300 years since the Britannia silver hallmarking standard was introduced, and 10 years since The Royal Mint launched the gold Britannia. This 1997 Two Pound coin marks the occasion with a specially designed reverse by Philip Nathan, featuring Britannia driving a horse-drawn chariot across the sea shore. Nathan is responsible for several Britannia reverses, including the classic standing Britannia used on many issues. On this large silver £2 his design is paired with Raphael Maklouf’s portrait of Elizabeth II. The coin - one of 4,173 minted - is struck to proof standard in 32.454 grams of .958 sterling silver and has a diameter of 40.00 millimetres Its delivered in its presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with its certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse 

Third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·'.

Reverse

Designed by Philip Nathan. Britannia, with trident in hand, standing in her chariot drawn by two horses. Legend: 'ONE · OUNCE · FINE · SILVER · 1997'; below: 'BRITANNIA'.

Specification

32.454 grams of .958 Sterling Silver across a diameter of 40.00 millimetres. Struck to proof standard.

Presentation

From a limited mintage of 4,173 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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