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2015 Royal Navy Two Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

UK15W1PF 2015 Royal Navy £2 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
£85.00
With traces back as far as the reigns of King Alfred the Great and King Henry VIII, the Royal Navy is intrinsically linked to the history of the United Kingdom. Since the Battle of Trafalgar and the Napoleonic Wars, the British Navy had practically ‘ruled the waves’ and was called on with confidence to defend Britain during the First World War. The Royal Navy faced several losses at the hands of the German Navy, most notably at Scarborough and at the hands of the infamous German U-Boats. The British Navy’s biggest role was less visible or decisive; the blockade of Germany limited the resources and supplies getting to the country’s war effort and effectively strangled the economy. As part of a series of events and pieces to commemorate 100 years since the First World War, The Royal Mint released several series of Two Pound coins, including this Piedfort silver proof design to celebrate the role of the Royal Navy. Designed by David Rowlands, a notable military artist, this double thickness coin features a dreadnought ship at sea, the water choppy and birds and a seaplane flying overhead. There is a sense of movement to the entire scene. Around the edge is an inscription which reads ‘THE SURE SHIELD OF BRITAIN’ in a fitting reminder of the role the Navy played in Britain’s defence. This edition is struck in 24.00 grams of .925 sterling silver while the outer edge is plated in fine gold. The coin has a 28.40 millimetre diameter, comparable to circulating £2s and comes in its original presentation case with numbered certificate of authenticity. It is one of 1,512 in this format.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · TWO POUNDS'.

Reverse

First World War dreadnought on rough seas with seaplane and birds above. Legend: 'THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918' and the issue year 2015.

Specification

24.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with band of fine gold plating. Diameter 28.40 millimetres. Face value £2/Two Pound.

Presentation

One of 1,512 in this presentation. Presented in the original box with its certificate of authenticity. 

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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