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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Author: Lawrence Chard - Director and Expert Numismatist

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2018

There have been a number of Royal Yachts named Britannia. The last one featured on a 1977 Tristan da Cunha 25 pence coin on its Silver Jubilee visit to the island, also on a Guernsey Crown produced to commemorate a Royal Visit to the island in 1989. We also show the ship itself.

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Reverse of Tristan da Cunha 1977 Silver Wedding Proof Crown

The labour government elected in 1997 decided to scrap the Royal Yacht Britannia, and not to replace it unfortunately.

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