New Britannia Release Marks Touching Tribute During Transitionary Time

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Behold! The new 2023 Great Britain Britannia Coin has arrived! This coin will be the final issue of the 2023 Brittania series to feature Queen Elizabeth II. A new design, featuring King Charles III’s effigy, will be issued in 2024.

This Brilliant Uncirculated coin will showcase four new security features recently added in 2021! The obverse of the coin displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist and engraver Jody Clark. The Queen wears her royal crown and elegant jewelry.

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New Features!

The reverse features the majestic figure of Britannia. She wears a toga and carries a large shield, standing proudly while she wields a trident in her outstretched arm. These items represent strength and integrity, symbolic of the United Kingdom’s values. The four new security “elements” will make counterfeiting even more difficult.

The first element is an updated background wave design, which captures the light on the coin’s surface. The second security addition is the inclusion of smooth lines on Britannia’s shield.

The third is a holographic image of a padlock in the bottom left, which transitions to a trident when you tip the coin. Lastly, the minuscule Latin expression “Decus Et Tutamen” ('An ornament and a safeguard') is inscribed along the inner rim of the coin.


In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her great-grandmother Queen Victoria in becoming the longest-lived British Monarch.

Subsequently, in September 2015, Queen Elizabeth cemented her legacy as the longest-reigning British monarch and longest-reigning female head of state in the world. That year also saw the redesign of her effigy by artist Jody Clark, who won a ‘closed competition’ held by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC).

Clark’s depiction shows an aging Elizabeth II wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown from her coronation, thus beautifully linking the present with the past.

Bullion Exchanges recognizes the cultural and historical impact of these incredible images. Therefore, we are proud to provide a wide variety of British coinage featuring this iconic monarch.

Coin enthusiasts and historians alike will appreciate the significance of carrying these coins in their collections. We encourage those seeking more information about Queen Elizabeth’s effigies to visit the Royal Mint’s website as well.

This 2023 Great Britain Britannia Coin featuring the final issue of the Queen Elizabeth II effigy is in high demand. Make sure you secure your order today!

About British Royal Mint

The Royal British Mint, formerly the London Mint, is one of the most prestigious mints in the world and has been producing coins for the United Kingdom and various other countries for centuries. 

In 2013, the Royal Mint produced about 15% of the coin-based currency in the entire world. Besides minting circulating coins, the British Royal Mint also strikes bullion and commemorative British silver and gold coins, as well as military and commemorative medals.

Through its more than 1000 years of precious metals mintage, the Royal Mint has faced numerous difficulties, both historical and technical, in attempting to adopt the latest innovative techniques.

The mint’s state-of-the-art technologies and equipment guarantee that you will receive British Silver coins of only the highest quality. Collectors and investors all over the world are thrilled to own these impressive pieces of British coinage since British silver coins are some of the most astonishing silver coins available on the precious metals market.

Bullion Exchanges offers a wide selection of Great Britain Silver Coins, including this 2022 1 oz Silver Britannia Coin. Don’t forget to add the 2021 Silver Britannia to your cart. After you complete your order submission, your items will be carefully wrapped and shipped to your address. Please contact our helpful customer service representatives with any questions.