She’s Great Britain’s big sister to America’s Miss Liberty, and her image has graced British coins of the realm for centuries – from the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-139 AD) to Britain’s William III in 1696 and beyond.

The beautiful, timeless and elegant image of Britannia has remained a familiar and welcome presence on Britain’s coinage for almost 2,000 years as a symbol of pride and continuity that personifies one of the world’s most resilient nations.