2011 1 oz Silver Britannia Coin

One of the most eagerly awaited silver coins on the market by both collectors and investors is the Silver Britannia and of course, the new 2011 1 ounce Silver Britannia is no exception. The British Royal Mint produces the Silver Britania with a different design each year and for 2011, the Mint has decided to go with a design which is traditional and futuristic at the same time. Produced in a limited mintage of only 500,000 coins, the 2011 1 ounce Silver Britannia is certain to be a highly sought after item with collectors just as it has been in previous years.

The coin features the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with the reverse featuring Britannia seated with a trident and shield with the stripes of the Union Jack in the background. It’s a truly stunning design which is sure to appeal to collectors of Silver Britannia coins as well as anyone else with even a casual interest in coins or silver coins as investment vehicles. As is traditional for Silver Britannia coins going all the way back to the 1600s, the 2011 Silver Britannia is minted as a 95.8% silver coin (the remainder of the alloy is copper, in case you’re curious), contains one Troy ounce of silver and is of a size which is somewhat larger than a US Silver Dollar.

The 2011 Britannia has a face value of 2 Pounds, has a diameter of 40 millimeters and weighs in at 32.45 grams, making this the heaviest one ounce silver coin in the world. Collectors and investors may also be interested in the Proof 2011 Silver Britannia, which will be especially popular with collectors due to its very limited mintage of just 10,000 (2,500 of which are part of a limited edition release); like the regular 2011 Silver Britannia, the Proof edition features the seated Britannia on the reverse with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

The coin has another advantage for collectors and investors, which is that it is not only easily convertible to hard currency if needed – the 2011 Silver Britannia is actually legal tender in the United Kingdom, so collectors there do not even have to convert their coins first, since this is already a liquid asset.

Ever since being introduced in 1997, the 2 Pound Silver Britannia coin has been a favorite with UK citizens as well as collectors of silver coins the world over. Classic and modern at the same time, this coin is produced with the highest of artistic standards and craftsmanship, offering a respectful update of the iconic image of Britannia which has been a part of coins in the United Kingdom since the reign of Charles II. The 2011 Silver Britannia presents investors and collectors with a one of a kind chance to add a quintessential piece of British life and culture to their very own collections and is sure to become one of the year’s most coveted silver coins among collectors.

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