Weight: 16.227 Grams / Diameter: 27.00mm. Issue Limit: 2,500 Worldwide. Presented: Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR70 DCAM.
It was the Romans who first named the Island of England and Scotland, Britannia and the Romans who, to depict their colonisation of a conquered country, first portrayed Britannia on their coins. Much later, Britannia was to become a fitting symbol to grace the reverse of the copper coins of Charles II when, in direct allusion to the then war with the Dutch, her image symbolised her sovereignty of the seas.
She has graced the coinage of every British Monarch since and over the centuries, has naturally been subject to stylistic changes. The portrait remains faithful to her character giving her a more contemporary air, yet still associating her with symbols of Britain. Christopher Le Brun admits that he found Britannia familiar yet'profoundly strange and highly emotive' and was pleased that her emblematic nature gave him to'return to the original notion of Britannia as the personification of Nymph of the Islands.
I find this very evocative: the figure on the shore of Albion, the wooded island, owing something to the imagery of Spenser and Milton'. He has therefore chosen to depict her in a traditional seated pose with a watchful lion at her feet and in the distance, a shoreline of cliffs. The obverse design of Queen Elizabeth II is designed by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks. Why is a Certified coin a better investment?PCGS & NGC are the main two impartial Numismatic Grading Services in the world and is a guarantee that the coin is genuine and has been graded accurately and professionally. The sonically sealed solid plastic slabb is individually numbered so that the details of the coin(s) can be verified on a central database, and is also tamperproof. The item "2007 British Royal Mint Britannia £1 One Pound Silver Proof Coin PCGS PR70 DCAM" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "thelondoncoincompany" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.