For 2008 the Royal Mint released a newly designed Britannia £2 Two Pound Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .958 Silver and weighing one ounce of fine pure Silver and Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as PR69 DCAM.
The new 2008 Britannia coin features a classic representation of Britannia by John Bergdahl, incorporating well-recognized symbols long associated with her image.
However, he has also included a lighthouse in the background and, as waves crash around the proud, strong, upstanding figure, she almost appears to form part of the sea that surrounds and protects the British Isles.
The powerful obverse design, capturing the Queen in a realistic profile is the work of sculptor and medallist Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.