2011 Mary Rose Two Pound Gold Proof Coin
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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