2019 Two Pounds

<- Click Here to go back to the main £2 Coins in Circulation page

Four different 2019 £2 coins have been made and sold so far. The standard Britannia reverse coin, the D-Day commemorative and the anniversaries of Wedgwood and Samuel Pepys’ last diary entry.

The Standard £2 Coin:

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

britannia2poundsobv

Reverse Type (design by Anthony Dufort):

2poundrev

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. The new Britannia reverse, which replaced the ‘technology’ reverse, was also introduced in 2015.

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 50: (info on coin type numbers here)

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

Reverse Type (design by Stephen Taylor):

Edge: THE LONGEST DAY.

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

The story behind the design:

To mark 75 years (on the 6th June 2019) since the D-Day landing – a significant strategic turning point to World War II.

https://www.historyonthenet.com/d-day

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 51: (info on coin type numbers here)

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

Reverse Type (design by The Wedgewood Design Team):

Edge: EVERYTHING GIVES TO EXPERIMENT.

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

The story behind the design:

Marking the 260th anniversary of Josiah Wedgwood’s ceramics company, which still exists to this day (after a few ownership changes along the way).

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Josiah-Wedgwood

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 52: (info on coin type numbers here)

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

Reverse Type (design by Gary Breeze):

Edge: THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME.

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

The story behind the design:

To mark the 350th anniversary of the last diary entry of Samuel Pepys and his important account of 17th century England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pepys_samuel.shtml

 

 

<- Click Here to go back to the main £2 Coins in Circulation page