Silver Britannia coins are British bullion coins issued by the Royal Mint since 1997. The huge success of the Gold Britannia bullion coins, which were first introduced in 1987, led the Royal Mint to produce the first of the Silver Britannia coins one decade later in 1997 to much acclaim.
Britannia silver coins contain one troy ounce of silver and have a face value of £2. Silver Britannias also are issued in fractional sizes of one-half, one-quarter, and one-tenth of a troy ounce and with face values of £1, 50p, and 20p respectively. Like the gold coins in 2013 two additional sizes were introduced, a five-ounce coin of face value £10, and a fractional size of one-twentieth of face value 10p.