2018 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coin
The British Silver Britannia coin is a popular annual release from the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom. Offered in bullion and proof, these coins are also often struck with limited-issue design features that celebrate an important milestone. Right now, 2018 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia Coins are available to purchase from EJP Bullion.
In this unique product issue from the Royal Mint, the 2018 Silver Britannia and Gold Britannia coins are available with a stunning border design pattern. The use of an ornate, oriental-themed border is inspired by the Chinese-themed rooms found within Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, United Kingdom.
The British Trade Dollar is the basis for this Britannia Oriental Border coin design. The image of Britannia dates back hundreds of years on British coinage, and it’s not new to the Far East either. The United Kingdom fought two separate Opium Wars in China in the 19th century, from 1839-1843 and 1856-1860. After victory in those wars, the UK was able to force open the ports of China and take control of Hong Kong.
Each of the 2018 1 oz British Silver Oriental Border Britannia coins in this listing are available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the coining process.
The reverse of these 2018 1 oz British Silver Britannia coins include Philip Nathan’s 1987 depiction of Britannia. Her figure stands on the coast of the British Isles wearing a Corinthian helmet, wielding a powerful trident in her right hand, and protecting the coast with a shield emblazoned with the Union Jack. Around the border of this coin is an oriental-themed design pattern that frames the imagery.
On the obverse of all British Silver Britannia coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this case, the 2018 Silver Britannias have the fifth-generation image by Jody Clark. Created in 2015 by Clark, it is the latest design and made Clark the youngest Royal Mint engraver to design the Queen’s effigy.
Founded in the 8th century, the Royal Mint is the official sovereign mint of the United Kingdom. Originally formed as the London Mint, it became the sole sovereign mint of the country by the 13th century.