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2011 Mary Rose Two Pound Gold Proof Coin

UKMRGP 2011 Mary Rose Two Pound Gold Proof Coin Boxed

Buy a 2011 Mary Rose Two Pound Gold Proof Coin

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One of just 692 issued! This Two Pound coin celebrates 500 years since the Mary Rose was launched in 1511. Part of Henry VIII’s navy, this wooden warship served in several wars before sinking in the Solent in 1545. The wreck was discovered in 1971 and raised from the seabed a decade later, the salvaged hull now on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The insight the Mary Rose provides into Tudor life has captured the public imagination so its great to see this iconic ship celebrated on UK coinage. This £2 coin features a reverse designed by John Bergdahl showing the vessel in full sail, the words ‘THE MARY ROSE’ above and the denomination below, separated by Tudor roses. This is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse. Struck in 15.98 grams of 22 carat gold and finished to proof standard, this Two Pound has an outer ring of red gold and an inner circle with a yellow tone. It’s offered in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity, confirming the scarcity of this piece.
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Gold proof 2011 Two Pound coin featuring the Mary Rose.

The Mary Rose

Launched in 1511, the Mary Rose was a warship in Henry VIII's navy. She served in several wars but sank in the Solent in 1545. The wreck of the ship was discovered in 1971 and raised in 1982, its contents opening up a portal to life in the Tudor period for historians and fascinated visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

This gold coin commemorates 500 years since the launch of this iconic vessel with a reverse by John Berghdahl showing the ship in full sail. The decorative edge reads 'THE MARY ROSE' above with 'TWO POUNDS' below. The edge inscriptions reads 'YOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511'.

Commemorative Two Pounds

Berghdahl's engraving is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The first circulating British Two Pound coins were issued in 1986 with the design changed to a bi-metallic one in 1998. This gold proof edition imitates the two-tone look of the coins you find in your change with a rose gold outer ring, paired with a yellow gold inner.

This Mary Rose coin was issued for circulation but this precious metal edition is the best way to appreciate the design.

Gold Proof Coin

This coin is struck in 15.98 grams of 22 carat gold, hence a pure gold content of 14.63 grams. It has the same dimensions as an ordinary £2 with a diameter of 28.40 millimetres and a thickness of 2.00 millimetres. The fine proof finish is protected by a capsule and the original case which includes a certificate of authenticity.

Only 692 of these gold proof 2011 Two Pound coins were issued by The Royal Mint.

We offer a range of collectible British £2 coins though only the gold proof editions are VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt.


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