Britannia is one of the oldest enduring symbols of Britain, evolving from Roman times to today to reflect a nation that changes with the times and the values it embraces. This bullion Britannia coin for 2021 blends a classic icon with innovation, to redefine security in the bullion market. Philip Nathan’s award-winning portrayal of Britannia is enhanced with groundbreaking features, making it the most visually secure coin in the world. Britannia is as strong as she is beautiful, and the new features both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – DECUS ET TUTAMEN, or AN ORNAMENT AND A SAFEGUARD. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, is a trident to represent
her naval history. As the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation replaces a standard background, reflecting the movement of waves, and fine details like the Union Flag on Britannia’s shield have been highlighted with tincture lines.
These features are also available on the 1oz, 1/2oz and 1/10oz fine gold editions of the coin, and on the 1oz fine silver edition.
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