A latent image changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
Surface animation creates movement to the background of waves
The micro-text provides both decoration and protection
Britannia’s shield bears the Union flag, which is accented with tincture lines
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Struck in 999.9 fine gold and enhanced with four new features, Philip Nathan’s Britannia design is as beautiful as ever on this bullion coin. In the lower left-hand of the design, below Britannia’s flowing gown, a trident represents her naval history and as the viewer changes their perspective this trident becomes a padlock, emphasising the coin’s secure nature. Surface animation reflects the movement of waves and fine details such as the Union flag on Britannia’s shield have been carefully highlighted with tincture lines. These added security features both decorate and protect the coin, just as the micro-text that borders the design states – ‘Decus et Tutamen’, which translates as ‘An ornament and a safeguard’.