Friday, June 5, 2009

2009 Britannia Silver Bullion

The design of the 2009 Britannia Silver Bullion is an anti-climax. It kept me anticipating for a repeat design. This chariot design has been used in 1997 and 1999 (semi-proof) and now 2009. I sure hope it's not another standing/walking Britannia for 2011.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

2008 Britannia Silver Bullion

The 2008 coin, I would say, has a controversial design. The standing Britannia has a modern design compared to the rest of the even years standing Britannia, while the obverse is the same old effigy of the Queen. It is fully proof instead of semi proof on both obverse and reverse. Overall, it doesn't give me a classical impression that a Britannia Silver Bullion usually does. I'm really curious what would the design of the 2010 be.

Obverse of Britannia Silver Bullion

There are 2 versions of the obverse - fully proof and semi proof.

Fully Proof Obverse - Odd Years except 1999 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)

Semi Proof Obverse - Even Years and 1999 (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006)