Elizabeth II (1952-date)
|Value||2 Pounds (2)|
|Currency||Fine Silver, Britannia series (1997-date)|
|Composition||Silver (.999) (plain fields)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Sp# BF2B - BF2E
And 4 more volumes.
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Series: Silver Britannia
Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)
Standing figure of Britannia holding trident in right hand and shield bearing the Union flag in left, legend around, engraver's name in exergue.
Note: varieties exist (see below)
'BRITANNIA'2013' 'ONE' 'OUNCE'FINE'SILVER'
Note: edge varieties exist (see below)
Since its inception in 1997, the £2 Silver Britannia was struck in one Troy ounce of silver with a fineness of .958 and a diameter of 40mm. This changed in 2013, when the fineness was changed to .999 and the diameter reduced to 38.61 mm.
Introduced in 2013, privy marks have been added to the plain edge of the coins to commemorate the Chinese Lunar Year as below:
Sp#BF2D (2013) Snake privy mark:
Sp#BF2E (2014) Horse privy mark:
In 2014, a mule error was produced when around 17,000 1oz Britannia bullion planchets were struck using the obverse die intended for the 2014 Lunar Year of the Horse issue paired with the standard Britannia reverse die. This resulted in the obverse portrait appearing with a plain rim instead of the normal dentils of a Britannia (see separate link below).
In 2015, a new bullion issue was introduced with a textured effect to both the obverse and reverse to help differentiate with what would become the Brilliant Uncirculated release which has a plain field on both the obverse and reverse as per the 2013 & 2014 Issues.
Reverse varieties exist:
Sp#BF2B (2013) reverse legend 'ONE OUNCE FINE SILVER' (image above);
Sp#BF2C (2014-2015) updated reverse legend '1 oz 999 FINE SILVER';
2013 BU issue limit: 10,000
2014 BU issue limit: 10,000
2015 BU issue limit: 10,000
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|2013||2 387||26.78||39%||Sp#BF2B; BU|
|2013||35.16||6%||Sp#BF2D; snake privy mark|
|2014||1 493||28.41||30%||Sp#BF2C; BU|
|2014||25.70||18%||Sp#BF2E; horse privy mark|
|2015||2 870||21.24||25.94||47%||Sp#BF2C; BU|
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