The Silver Britannia feature the internationally recognized figure of Britannia standing firm against a powerful gale. This image has symbolized Britain’s strength and integrity on coinage since Roman times. In 2021, the design of the coin incorporated additional security features including surface animation, a latent image, tincture lines, and micro text to provide an added layer of security. These security features have remained in the 2022 issueance. In addition to individual coins, Silver Britannia’s can be purchased in mint tubes of 20 or sealed 500 coin Monster Boxes.
First released as 1 oz Great Britain Coins in 1987, The Royal Mint began producing the 1 oz Silver Britannia coin in 1997 as a Proof, and then as a bullion coin in 1998. The coins minted from 1998 to 2012 contain .958 fine Silver, and beginning in 2013, bullion issues became the first to contain .999 fine Silver.