To mark the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed Britannia coins, a new 2012 Britannia silver coin again features this remarkable portrait. Instead of being seated, the elegant figure stands on the shoreline, holding in her outstretched hand her familiar trident, while her left hand rests on her shield and holds a sprig of olive.
With her dynamic pose and windswept drapery defining her limbs, Britannia appears so life-like she seems to nearly step out of the frame. The obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. A crenellated border unique to Britannia coins frames both reverse and obverse designs.
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