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2017 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Landmarks of Britain (Big Ben)

SKU 10549

The debut of a new series from The Royal Mint, this coin features the iconic Big Ben in London!

The limited mintage series, Landmarks of Britain, will feature four coins with contemporary designs depicting major locations within the United Kingdom. A limited mintage of 50,000 is uncommon for bullion from The Royal Mint and is sure to be a collector's essential!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Coins will be in protective capsules.
  • First coin in new 4-coin series from The Royal Mint.
  • Limited mintage of 50,000 coins worldwide.
  • Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 2 pounds.
  • Reverse: View of Elizabeth Tower, commonly nicknamed as "Big Ben", from the street level against an overcast sky.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
This limited mintage 2017 Big Ben coin is an ideal addition to any bullion collection. Add this 2017 1 oz Silver Landmarks of Britain Big Ben coin to your cart today! 

With contemporary designs celebrating the major locations of the UK, The Landmarks of Britain series brings to life the iconic architecture and features that have shaped the nation. This is the first bullion offering in the series which couples designs from talented Royal Mint coins designers on both the coin reverse and obverse.

The Elizabeth Tower that dominates the skyline at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament is one of London's most iconic landmarks. But while the tourists who flock to photograph it each day might refer to the clock as 'Big Ben', it is actually the great bell inside that bears the famous nickname, possibly used in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall, First Commissioner for Works 1855-1858. The original bell was cast in 1856 but quickly cracked. It was recast in 1858, but was to suffer the same fate. Finally a lighter hammer was used to strike a different section of the still damaged bell, giving us the distinctive sound, a musical note E, we know today. It is a sound that has become an unmistakable thread in the very fabric of British life.