Definition of Britannia silver in English:

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Britannia silver


[mass noun]
Hallmarked silver that is at least 95.8 per cent pure.
Example sentences
  • Although the use of the Britannia silver standard was not compulsory after 1720, it is still an authorized alternative.
  • Appleby also designed medals and a group made between 1972 and 2005 from various metals including steel, gold, silver, and Britannia silver is on display at the exhibit.
  • I know you dropped it, but the fact that Britannia silver is more pure than regular sterling should do something well for the tone.
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