Why add this 2016 1 oz. Britannia Silver Proof to your collection?
The image of Britannia dates back to Roman coinage minted around first century AD during the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Starting in 1672 Britain has used an image of Britannia almost continuously on government coinage. With this lineage, it was naturally the choice to name the Royal Mints new silver bullion coin "Britannia" when it was introduced in 1997. This collectors specimen has low mintage of 6,550, measures 38.61mm in diameter, is struck from 1 full Troy oz. of .999 fine silver, and is backed by the British government.
Magnificent detailed imagery.
"BRITANNIA," "1 oz FINE SILVER 999," and "2016" on a smooth border wraps detailed imagery of lion and Britannia with trident and union jack shield gazing over the sea. This stunning reverse was designed by British sculptor Suzie Zamit. The obverse features the fifth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II as sculpted by Jody Clark, inscribed "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 2 POUNDS, 2016."
Graded perfect Proof 70 Ultra Cameo by NGC.
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this stunning 2016 Proof 1 oz. Silver Britannia to be a flawless Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. Received by the grading service within the first thirty days of release, this coin carries the Early Releases designation as well as the exclusive Great Britain Label.
This perfect specimen low mintage Proof Britannia will quickly be difficult to find at any price. Order for your collection today from MCM.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||31.21 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|