1 ounce Britannia silver coin from the year 2021.
It belongs to the British mint, The Royal Mint. The Britannia has an annual edition and for The Royal Mint this Bullion is one of their most representative products.
This silver coin shows the figure of Britannia on the cross, with a bas-relief of a woman holding a trident, a shield with the country's flag and an olive branch. Below the goddess, a small circle is one of The Royal Mint's new security measures to prevent counterfeiting of the coin. In the line dividing the outer and inner sides, the motto 'Decus et tutamen' (Glory and defence), widely used in today's pounds.
The image is very rich in detail and seems to be in motion thanks to the position of the clothes and hair, which are shifted to the left and bring dynamism to the scene. The degree of detail of the figure's gown is spectacular, even merging with some of the protagonist's muscles.
Around it, the background of the silver Britannia coin of 2020 does not have a flat surface, but is filled with small dots in bas-relief whose arrangement is wave-like and gives a sense of depth.
On the front is the face of Queen Elisabeth II, whose background is shown in a style very similar to the cross, with the dots spread out evenly. The most striking features are the crown jewels, which contrast perfectly with the background, and her hair, which has quite a few curved and intertwined lines.
As simple, the border of this coin is spectacular: it is the simple stripe formed with regular vertical lines that give a sense of geometric precision.
The Royal Mint is one of the most prestigious and renowned mints in the UK. The Britannia coin is considered a Bullion or investment coin, and was first minted in 1987.
It is made of silver with a purity of 999.9/1000, is 1 troy ounce, weighs 31.104 grams, with a face value of 2 pounds and its diameter is 38.61 millimetres.