Following the success of the Britannia bullion edge letter privy mark Year of the Snake and Year of the Horse coins in 2013 and 2014, The Royal Mint has revealed a new 2015 Britannia bullion coin designed to celebrate the ‘Year of the Sheep’ to add to the collection.
These special edition 1oz 999 fine silver 2015 Britannia bullion coins bear a Lunar privy mark symbol which represents the Chinese Lunar Year of the Sheep and have been produced by The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom.
The coins, which are eligible for precious metal IRA’s, are packaged in tubes of 25 coins or monster boxes of 500 coins and developed exclusively for our distribution partner AMark.
Britannia has a long history on British coinage. She is the embodiment of the nation she has represented for almost 2,000 years, ever since the Romans invaded the isles and claimed them as the province of Britannia. She first appeared on the Roman coins of Emperor Hadrian circa AD 119 and was revived for the coinage of Charles II in 1672.
The Royal Mint’s Britannia bullion coins feature the classic 1987 depiction of the female representation of Britain by esteemed sculptor Philip Nathan. His iconic Britannia stands windswept in a classical gown, waves at her feet, with trident, shield and olive branch in hand, elegant and enduring more than 25 years later.
Lisa Elward, The Royal Mint’s Head of Bullion Sales says, “The move made to change The Royal Mint bullion Britannia coins to 999.9 fine gold and 999 fine silver in 2013, along with our enhancements in packaging formats in 2014, have been well received worldwide. We have experienced growth in the demand for our bullion coins in the period since, and this has been boosted further in the USA with the successful launch of the Britannia bullion edge letter privy mark Lunar series in 2013, and the fact that all The Royal Mint’s Britannia gold and silver bullion coins are eligible to be held in Individual Retirement Accounts.”