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Britannia Photo Thread...

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A slight twist to normal....  the 1797 "cartwheel" penny and two pence were the first coins to feature Britannia as we know her today. It was the first time she was pictured holding a trident, instead of a spear and the first time she was pictured overlooking the sea and a ship.

This coin is the two pence version, 41 mm, is made of copper and weighs a mighty two ounces. The penny is slightly smaller at 36mm and one ounce.


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My gold Britannias...



I wanted representative examples of the different types of gold used:

1)      £100 Britannia, 1987, Proof – the first year of issue when 1oz of fine gold [0.9167] was alloyed with copper.

2)      £100 Britannia, 1990, Proof, PF70 Ultra Cameo – the first time 1oz of fine gold [0.9167] was alloyed with silver.

3)      £100 Britannia, 2013, experimental large and thin sized coin and for the first time it was 1oz of 0.9999 fine gold.

4)      £100 Britannia, 2018, the first time the Oriental Border was used (1oz of fine gold [0.9999]).

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Some miscellaneous Britannia sets. All bought on eBay. 

$189 USD for two sets of the 2012 four coin proof sets.

$175 USD for the 25th Anniversary Silver Portrait  eight coin set.

$370 for the first strike silver portrait nine coin proof set. 














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