Announcing the Release of the 2010 Britannia Silver Coin!
The 2010 Silver Britannia coins are now available from official Royal Mint distributor Panda America! The 2010 Britannia features a new portrayal, described by artist Suzie Zamit as: “strong (almost Amazonian) and courageous looking, but not overly warlike; more peaceful and protective. I have given her a Corinthian-style helmet and incorporated a lion on the design: the lion being the national symbol of courage - I wanted to emphasize the strong and watchful connotations - and this also links in with Greek and Roman coinage which display many animals.” Britannia first appeared on the British farthing in 1672, but the silver Britannia £2 coin was introduced in 1997. These are the largest and purest legal tender silver coins being issued by Great Britain—made from an alloy of 95.8% silver with the rest copper. The total weight is 32.45 gm. - and each Britannia coin contains precisely 1 troy ounce of pure silver.
The obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley has been used on all coins of the United Kingdom since 1998. Brilliant Uncirculated 2010 Britannia coins are available from Panda America, official distributor for the Royal Mint. The maximum authorized mintage is 100,000 pieces.