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Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….
Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”.

Ascension Island 2015 silver Britannia Pobjoy Mint

The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The song has always been strongly associated with the Royal Navy, but was also used by the British Army. This British tune was first performed at Cliveden, the country home of Frederick Prince of Wales on August 1, 1740.

Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles who is known as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, is depicted on the coin. Britannia is shown holding a shield displaying the Union Jack standing beside a regal looking lion. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (View Designer’s Profile).

This stunning new coin is available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver. All coins are produced to the highest quality and the precious metal coins have been struck four times to produce a glorious mirror finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.

Ascension Island 2015 Silver Britannia specifications, Pobjoy Mint
Courtesy Pobjoy Mint.

To view this coin and others in the range, please visit www.pobjoy.com.

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