LIMITED EDITION AND VERY COLLECTABLE. “First Year of Issue of the Britannia Silver Proof”. Issuing Country: United Kingdom. Weight: 32.454 Grams / Diameter: 40.00mm. Issue Limit: 4,173 Worldwide. Presented: Original Royal Mint Box Encapsulated With its Certificate of Authenticity. The Britannia Silver Standard was first introduced 300 years ago to protect coins of the Realm, produced in sterling. 925 silver, from being melted down into plate. To discourage the practice, a Statute was passed raising the standard for wrought plate to. Appropriately, the hallmark, attesting to the fine silver content, is the recognisable seated figure of Britannia. Marking the appearance of the new issues, an impressive celebratory reverse design has been created. Sculptor Philip Nathan, whose design for the gold Britannia’s introduced in 1987 has been greatly admired, was asked to develop one of his original drawings further. This drawing he successfully, transformed into a beautiful plaster model approved by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee and it now graces the reverse of these special coins. The majestic figure of Britannia stands proud and bold in her chariot, being drawn along the seashore by two mighty horses. The obverse of the 1997 Britannia coins feature the elegant portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. SEE Cowell coins ITEMS FOR MORE COINS. The item “1997 Royal Mint Britannia 1st Year £2 Two Pound Silver Proof 1oz Coin Box Coa” is in sale since Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s”. The seller is “cowell-coins” and is located in Ashford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 1997
- Collections/ Bulk Lots: Collections/ Bulk Lots
- Number of Pieces: 1
- Year: 1997