For centuries, Britannia has captured the spirit of the nation she represents. She has evolved through time, reimagined by artists to reflect different strengths and characteristics. When sculptor Philip Nathan created his interpretation of Britannia for a new bullion coin in 1987, he chose elements such as the trident and olive branch to symbolise her naval connections and peaceful spirit. His design has become a modern classic, winning awards and defining security in the bullion market with four groundbreaking features. Surface animation provides a background for Britannia, reflecting the flow of waves as the coin is moved, and between this and the banding of the coin you will find micro-text with the wording ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’ and describes the features that both decorate and protect the coin. A latent feature in the lower left-hand segment of the coin switches between a trident and a padlock based on the viewer’s perspective – emphasising her maritime strength and the coin’s secure nature – and details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been specially highlighted with tincture lines. The advanced features have been combined to create a stunning Britannia design that is also the most visually secure coin in the world.
- Contains 1/10 oz of platinum
- The obverse features the first coinage portrait of His Majesty The King
- Struck in a tenth-of-an-ounce of 999.5 platinum
- Features Philip Nathan’s internationally recognised Britannia design
- Includes four advanced security features
- Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
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