- 32.5 grams
- United Kingdom
- UK Royal Mint
2001 Great Britain 1oz Silver Britannia Proof coin (w/Box & COA)
The 2001 Silver Britannia features the outstanding "Una and the Lion" design. A Silver gem, this Silver Britannia gives you the opportunity to own one of the best coins in the series.
Launched in October 1987, the Britannia bullion coins have carried two different yet beautiful award winning designs specially created by the sculptor Philip Nathan.
It therefore seemed an excellent idea to build on this success by commissioning him to produce an additional Britannia design.
He rose to the challenge with his customary skill and enthusiasm and for the year 2001, a third Britanniadesign has been added to the Britannia £2 Two Pound Silver Proof 1oz Coin series.
In a style that is typical of Philip Nathan's work he has,for this special coin, chosen to accentuate the British character of Britannia by depicting her with a lion. The association of Britannia with a lion is not unusual since a similiar combination is found on farthings of George IV and is present today on the modern fifty pence piece.
But perhaps more spectacularly, what Philip Nathan's new design really calls to mind is the very famous and elegant 'Una and the Lion' Five Pound Piece of 1839. The rare coin shows the standing figure of a youthful Victoria guiding the British lion, a design that has long been recognised for its outstanding beauty and simple charm. And what can be more fitting in the year that marks the centenary of the death of Queen Victoria, than the appearance of Philip Nathan's similarly inspirational design on the Britannia coins of 2001.
- Contains 1 oz of .958 fine Silver.
- Coins will be in a protective capsule.
- Obverse: Displays the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
- Reverse: Features the legendary figure of "Una and the Lion" design.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
This Silver coin would be a great addition to any bullion collection or an ideal gift for a loved one.