Paying homage to history, the image features Britannia, a figure who has been a mainstay on coins of the island for two millennia. In this piece, she is depicted facing to the left side of the coin. She wears a Spartan military helmet and carries the two items with which she is typically seen, her trident and her shield, which bears the famed Union Jack from the British flag. It is the rim of this coin that is gilded rather than part of the design, which means that the inscriptions on the reverse and all but one of those on the obverse are plated with gold. This coin is sterling silver, i.e. .925 pure, and weighs 24.00g. If you collect British coins, be sure to pick this one up before it’s gone.
|Silver (Ag) .925
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