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01 Nov 2017

2017 SILVER STANDING BRITANNIA

Coins-World | Longstrider

I just noticed that my latest Britannia is almost a year old, 2017. I thought I better get it up before it has a birthday and the 2018's come out. The Britannia is Great Britain's answer to our Silver American Eagle. It celebrated its 30th. Anniversary with this issue, 2017. This one was minted in BU state out of .999 pure silver. In this reverse design, by Philip Nathan, for the sixth year, features Britannia standing strong against a wale wind whipping around her Union Jack covered shield, Corinthian helmet and olive branch. She proudly grasps a trident in her right hand. A speckled radial sunburst is at her back. The Obverse, by Jodie Clark, shows Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right. This is the second year for this design. The surface has a pebbly look to it. Now the specs.. The coin weighs one troy ounce, 31.210 g and is 38.61 mm in diameter. I know a lot of people wouldn't call this a coin, just bullion. I define a coin as being minted by a country and having a stated value from that country. Just my opinion. I hope you enjoy this short blog. Thanks for looking and, as always, I look forward to your comments!

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