2017 Two Pounds

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Three different £2 coins have been issued so far for 2017. The standard Britannia reverse coin, the Jane Austen commemorative and the WWI Aviation coin.

The Standard £2 Coin:

Obverse Type 3 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

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Reverse Type (design by Anthony Dufort):

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Edge: QUATUOR MARIA VINDICO (I will claim the four seas).

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known.

The story behind the design:

The new obverse portrait by (Mr) Jody Clark was introduced in March 2015 and replaces the previous Ian Rank-Broadley portrait on all circulating coins.

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 40: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by Dominique Evans):

Edge: THERE IS NO DOING WITHOUT MONEY.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Jane Austen, who died on the 18th July 1817 was one of England’s most popular novelist. Although she had little success during her own lifetime, her novels became hugely popular many years after she died, particularly the works Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Her novels went on to inspire many films.

www.janeausten.co.uk

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 41: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3e (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by the design agency tangerine):

Edge: THE SKY RAINED HEROES.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

For some reason this coin features an alternate obverse type to the one that was expected. The obverse needs to show the date and denomination as these are not featured on the reverse. But instead of using Obverse 3d which has the date and states ‘TWO POUNDS’, this one (designated 3e) is abbreviated to ‘2 POUNDS’. Obverse 3d was previously used on coin 34b (The Magna Carta commemorative with the 5th portrait).

The fourth of five World War One themed coins to mark 100 years since WWI. The theme this year is aviation. Intially just a few hundred aeroplanes flew reconnaissance missions. By the end of the war the number had grown to thousands of aircraft and the Royal Flying Corps became the Royal Air Force in 1918.

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/aerial-warfare-and-world-war-one/aircraft-and-world-war-one/

 

 

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