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[mass noun] Hallmarked silver that is at least 95.8 per cent pure.
- ‘Although the use of the Britannia silver standard was not compulsory after 1720, it is still an authorized alternative.’
- ‘I know you dropped it, but the fact that Britannia silver is more pure than regular sterling should do something well for the tone.’
- ‘A 2006 Britannia silver coin, appropriately struck in Britannia silver, sparkles in an elegant presentation case to make a wonderful gift for a new arrival.’
- ‘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.’
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