1 oz silver Britannia Charles 2023
Would you like to buy the most secure coin in the world featuring the new King Charles III ? The 1 oz Silver Britannia Charles 2023 is now available on our website.
Why should you purchase this coin?
For the portrait of the New King Charles III
These Britannia 1 ounce bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint contain the first ever inclusion of the portrait of King Charles III. They are beautifully designed by Martin Jennings, the famous sculptor. They are the second 2023 Britannia coins released following the first which features Queen Elizabeth II, whose portrait was done by Jody Clark.They will co-circulate with coins featuring the late Queen.Anne Jessopp, chief executive of The Royal Mint, said that coins generally lasted for 20 years, so both Queen Elizabeth and King Charles coins will be in circulation together for many years to come.
For the new obverse by Martin Jennings
His Majesty had his left-profile bust elegantly designed, unlike the Queen’s effigy, which used to be of her right-profile. The tradition for British monarchs to face a different direction to their predecessor dates back to the seventeenth century.
Another detail on this coin: While Queen Elizabeth II was shown wearing a crown in four of her five definitive coinage portraits, Jennings' portrait of Charles sports no glittering headgear or other symbols of his royal status. Indeed, other male members of the House of Windsor, George V and George VI were both shown crownless.
The inscriptions around the portrait read CHARLES III • D • G • REX • F • D • 2 pounds • 2023.
For the beautiful reverse of Britannia
Each of these magnificent 2023 1 oz silver coins features on their reverse the image of Britannia. Britannia is an elegant and instantly recognisable figure, a proud warrior which first appeared on Roman coins more than 2000 years ago. Long after the Romans left the shores, Britannia began to be featured on British coins and she has come to symbolise the spirit of a nation.
Since 1987, the design of Philip Nathan features on the Britannia coins and has made Britannia the UK most iconic coin. Here, she is standing upon the rocks in a long flowing robe. In her right hand, Britannia holds her trident, while her left hand holds an olive branch and rests upon a shield, representing peace and protection. All these elements reinforce her strength and power.
For the security features second to none
The reverse of the coin incorporates a host of advanced security features making it one of the world's most visually secure silver bullion coins. These additions both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’
- Micro-detail waves for the coin's background
- Britannia's shield has additional line work detailing
- Inner rim with additional Latin text
- Padlock/trident changing hologram
These 2023 King Charles III Britannia silver coins contain 31.1 grams of fine silver at a purity of 999 parts per thousand. They are truly remarkable in their design but also mark the start of the new era with King Charles III as head of state. They are the must-have investment of this year!