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Britannia 2008 Gold und Silber

Beitrag von Kai » 27. Juli 2008 19:50

Royal Mint hat geschrieben:2008 brings a magnificent new reverse design for the Britannia coins, the seventh since this British coin was introduced in 1987. The designer, John Bergdahl, has created a standing portrait of Britannia, incorporating the motifs of the lighthouse, the trident, the shield and the helmet that have long been associated with the numismatic image of Britannia. The obverse bears the portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

Produced in 22 carat gold, the Britannia gold coin, with a denomination of £25 and containing a quarter of an ounce of pure gold, is housed in a beautiful walnut-veneer presentation case accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the low worldwide issue limit of just 1,000.

Struck from Britannia .958 silver, the 2008 United Kingdom Britannia One Ounce Silver Proof Coin is the largest United Kingdom silver coin, truly a heavyweight for serious collectors the world over.

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Re: Britannia 2008 Gold und Silber

Beitrag von dbl » 28. Juli 2008 16:20

Royal Mint hat geschrieben:Britannia has symbolised Britain and her proud island heritage since the time of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138AD). She first appeared on British currency in 1672 on the copper coins of Charles II. Used as a political symbol of the war with the Dutch, her olive branch represented a desire for peace above conflict.

Britannia has graced the coins of every British monarch since Charles II reflecting, in various poses, the changing status of the island nation as well as her ancient origins. Usually but not always depicted seated, Britannia gazes steadfastly towards a future in which she may be challenged but not overcome.

A new standing portrait of Britannia has been created for the coins of 2008 and is the work of John Bergdahl who ‘wanted to convey a sense of Britannia being at one with the wind and sea and to make her seem elemental. I also wanted to incorporate traditional motifs, like the lighthouse, which have long been associated with Britannia in coin designs. Britannia here is shown to be maiden-like and innocent while at the same time being a warrior princess.’
Britannia Four Coin Silver Proof Set
Royal Mint hat geschrieben:The four beautiful Britannia silver coins, the £2, £1, 50 and 20p coins, come together in a splendid display case to make a complete collection while the Certificate of Authenticity testifies to the specifications and issue limit of each coin. All four have been struck in .958 Britannia silver, a higher standard than .925 sterling silver. The Britannia standard was introduced as a consequence of the recoinage of William III in 1696 in an attempt to limit the clipping and melting of sterling silver coinage.

Your set comprises the £2, £1 50p and 20p coins, each adorned by designer John Bergdahl's brand new image of Britannia

Acquire a superb four-coin set struck to the Royal Mint’s rigorous Proof quality

Secure one of only 2,500 such sets to be issued worldwide

Be confident of the exclusivity of your collection as verified in your Certificate of Authenticity

Engage with a striking new evocation of Britannia � proud symbol of Britain since Roman times.
Specifications
Denom. -------Alloy -Weight-- Diameter- Designer (Reverse)- Designer (Obverse)
£2 Britannia Silver 32.45 gms 40 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
£1 Britannia Silver 16.23 gms 27 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
50P Britannia Silver 8.11 gms 22 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
20P Britannia Silver 3.25 gms 16.5 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS

Britannia Four Coin Gold Proof Set
Royal Mint hat geschrieben:The Royal Mint has produced a magnificent set comprising four Britannia coins, all struck in 22 carat gold to Proof quality and housed in a beautiful walnut-effect presentation case. Each gold coin features a new reverse by an artist new to coinage design, John Bergdahl.

Delight in owning a magnificent set of four Britannia legal tender gold Proof coins

Admire the brand new design featured on the reverse of each gold coin

Be one of only 1,250 collectors worldwide to own this stunning collection.
Specifications
Denom. ----Alloy --Weight-- Diameter- Designer (Reverse)- Designer (Obverse)
?50 22 Carat Gold 17.03 gms 27 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
£100 22 Carat Gold 34.05 gms 32.69 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
£25 22 Carat Gold 8.51 gms 22 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
£10 22 Carat Gold 3.41 gms 16.5 mm John Bergdahl Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
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