The image of elegant Britannia, the personification of the British Isles themselves, has graced the coinage of the British realm for almost 2,000 years going back to the rule of the Roman Emperor Hadrin. The version we know, the one struck annually by Great Britain’s renowned Royal Mint, was first struck in 1997 out of 95.8 percent silver. The silver Britannia is Britain’s response to other government issued silver bullion coins like the United States' Silver Eagle and the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. The silver Britannia was, and continues to be, a huge hit with its gorgeous detailing of Britannia on the coin’s reverse and the classic bust of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the obverse. Along with both the annual releases of uncirculated and proof finish silver Britannias, there are also several different fractional sizes that they can be found in, which allows collectors to get the perfect Britannia for their collection. Stuck in everything from one-fortieth of an ounce to a full kilogram of silver. Keep reading to learn more about this iconic series and to browse our extensive Silver Britannia inventory.