Saturday, September 13, 2008
2007 Britannia Silver Bullion
I began my collection of my first ever troy ounce of gold on 3 Nov 2007 and added on with more 'investor' silver bullions on 5 Nov 2007 in view of the sub-prime crisis as a hedge against hyperinflation. Here, I refer 'investor' silver bullion to bullions that have low premium over the spot price of silver.
The 2007 Silver Britannia is the first numismatic silver bullion that I bought at nearly twice the price of a 'investor' silver bullion. It was bought on 19 Dec 2007. And thereafter, I began my hunt for the rest of the years ...
The 2007 1 oz Silver Britannia depicts a seated Britannia, leaning on her Union Jack shield, gazing pensively out to sea, with the White Cliffs of Dover by her shoulder. The British Lion lies at her feet, now resting but ready to pounce into action. Britannia herself grasps the trident, symbol of naval might, in her right hand while in her left she extends the olive branch of peace.