The Silver Britannia has always offered beauty and reliability, and this release is no exception.
Two well-known images in Britain’s history, Britannia and Queen Elizabeth II, grace the opposing sides of this 2016 Silver Britannia.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the formal name of the sovereign state governed by Parliament in London.The term "United Kingdom" normally is understood to include Northern Ireland; the term "Great Britain" refers to the island of Britain and its constituent nations of England, Wales, and Scotland but does not include Northern Ireland.She was a firm fixture on coins from this point onwards, appearing on pennies issued under every monarch from 1797 until decimalization, when she was chosen to appear on the 50 pence coin until 2008.Over the years, the image of Britannia has altered slightly, with her maritime links being emphasized by switching her spear to a trident. and Marianne in France, Britannia becomes more prominent in times of war or when national pride is booming.Illustrated as a goddess, Britannia resembles the Roman figure Boudica.
Britannia first appeared on British coins in 1672, when she graced the farthing.
The currency code for Pounds is GBP, and the currency symbol is £.
Below, you'll find British Pound rates and a currency converter.
Any citizen of Great Britain may be referred to as a Briton. The land area of Great Britain is 89,000 square miles (230,500 square kilometers), with an additional 5,400 square miles (13,986 square kilometers) in Northern Ireland, giving it one of the highest population densities in the Western world.
Although the country lies mostly at the latitude of Labrador in the western Atlantic, the climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream and does not have extremes of summer heat or winter cold.
Except for some areas of barren upland and bog, most of the land is suitable for agriculture and has been grazed or cultivated since the Bronze Age.