THE COIN - Britannia 2017 UK One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin. Britannia The Spirit Of A Nation cardboard presentation sleeve.
The Britannia 2017 Coin 1oz Fine Silver 999 in a plastic protective seal (only opened to photograph). The Royal Mint black presentation box with printed card surround. Royal Mint Certificate of Authenticity number 4511. Britannia Spirit of a Nation booklet.
Struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard. With the contemporary reverse design by fine art student Louis Tamlyn. Britannia has appeared on Britain's coinage for centuries, her history interwoven with that of the nation she represents. After the collapse of Roman rule in Britain, it was during Elizabethan times that Britannia was revived as the personification of Britain. She went on to become an increasingly important symbol of identity among Britons as the changing country went through the political unification of England, Scotland, and later Ireland.
For the last 300 years she has appeared on British coinage, her strong and recognisable image representing the mood of the time and the spirit of the nation in each depiction. For the special gold and silver Britannia coin anniversaries in 2017, designer Louis Tamlyn has created a design that represents a modern Britain balancing heritage and progress. To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the silver Britannia coin, the design also features a special trident mint mark with the number 20. Struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver, the coin is finished to Proof standard.
Part of a Limited Edition Presentation of 7,500, each coin comes in a Royal Mint case with a booklet that charts Britannia's journey through history to modern day and explores the designer's inspiration. THE BOOK (Hardback with dustjacket) - Britannia: Icon on the Coin.An illustrated history of Britannia by respected art historian Katharine Eustace. At a time when the'idea' of Britain is being debated more than ever, a book that reveals the rich history of British identity has been published. The story of Britannia on the coinage is also the story of Britain.
In her new book, a Royal Mint Museum publication, Katharine Eustace charts Britannia's history and explores the shifts in art and politics, technology and popular culture that have influenced the icon's image over 2,000 years. Britannia: Icon on the Coin is a handsome book to browse with a range of colour illustrations, while Katharine's engaging tone and research make for an enjoyable read. Katharine Eustace is an expert in eighteenth century sculpture, with an extraordinary knowledge of decorative art and sculpture in Britain. She was a curator in the Ashmolean Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, and Editor of the Sculpture Journal for ten years. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER ITEMS.
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