In 2009 the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Britannia solid fine .958 Silver Proof £2 Two Pound Coin. The largest and purest legal-tender silver coin in the realm, the Britannia £2 Two Pound coin measures an impressive 40.00mm in diameter and contains a full ounce of fine pure silver. 2009 brings Philip Nathan’s dynamic portrayal of Britannia onto the £2 Two Pound, emphasizing her strength and long associations with the sea. Framed by the ornate ‘romanesque style’ crenellated border peculiar to Britannia coins, the reverse features the majestic figure of Britannia standing proud in her horse-drawn chariot as she races along the shore, while the obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.