Following the success of the Britannia bullion coins having an edge
letter privy mark noting the Year of the Snake in 2013 and Year of the
Horse in 2014, the Royal Mint has revealed a 2015 Britannia bullion
coin with a privy mark designed to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.
The privy marked coins are standard 1-ounce .999 fine silver 2015
Britannia bullion coins, but have a Lunar privy mark symbol on the
coin’s edge. The privy mark for 2015 is a rams head and horns, and
several appear spaced around the coin's edge.
The coins, which are eligible for precious metal IRA’s, are packaged
in tubes of 25 coins or monster boxes of 500 coins and were developed
exclusively for Royal Mint distribution partner A-Mark.
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 A.D. 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.
For further information about the Royal Mint's 2015 Year of the
Sheep Britannia coin visit the website of the distributor, A-Mark.
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