1/4 Troy ounce silver coin Britannia 2021
The Britannia coins are minted by the Royal Mint. The 2021 edition of the will now also include a 1/4 troy ounce silver coin. By adding this coin, they wanted to meet the increasing global demand for fractional silver coins. The Britannia coins are known for their excellent quality and are highly sought after. To the 2021 Britannia coins, something special has been added. Different security features make it now extremely difficult to counterfeit the coins.
- First silver 1/4 troy ounce Britannia coin
- 1/4 troy ounce (7.775 grams) pure silver (99.9%)
- 4 advanced features that take visual security to the next level
Design of the Britannia coin
The obverse of the Britannia coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. The reverse of the Britannia coin features a symbol of the nation, created by Philip Nathan. The symbol of the nation is standing next to a shield, bearing the Union Flag, the flag of the United Kingdom. The olive branch that can be seen resembles peace. The reverse of the Britannia coin is also the side where the security features have been added.
As mentioned before, 4 security features have been added to the Britannia coin. These security features make it incredibly difficult to forge the coin. The security features are:
- Latent feature: a hologram effect where the padlock turns into a trident when looked at from a different angle.
- Surface animation: micro-details on the coin created by special laser engravings that give the visual effect that the waves of moving.
- Micro-text: the inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN, in English “an ornament and a safeguard”, is created around the Britannia image through special lasers.
- Tincture lines: a traditional art form in which colors and patterns are depicted on metal.
|Weight||1/4 troy ounce|
|Purpose of purchase||Invest|
|Year of issue||2021|
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