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2009 Charles Darwin Silver Proof Two Pound Coin in Presentation Box
Since 1986. the Royal Mint has issued two pound coins, often with special commemorative themes. For 2009, there is one to commemmorate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Charles Darwin. There is also a "definitive" version in addition.
According to The Royal Mint:
This commemorative £2 coin for 2009 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The reverse of the coin, designed by Suzie Zamit, features a profile portrait of Charles Darwin and a chimpanzee together with the denomination TWO POUNDS, the year dates 1809 and 2009 and DARWIN. The presentation folder tells the story of Charles Darwin's life and achievements and includes a reproduction of original drawings he made during his travels.
This outstanding coin and presentation folder celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality which is a much higher standard than the coins found in general circulation
Own a coin which is struck from two metals cupro-nickel and nickel-brass
Only 25,000 of this colourful coin folder will ever be available
Each £2 coin features the current portrait of Her Majesty The Queen in use on legal tender coins of the UK from 1998.
Suitable for all ages,this is the ideal gift for anybody interested in natural history and Charles Darwin and his life.
In addition to the gold proof version offered here, the £2 is being produced the following different versions, further details of which are shown here soon.
Gold Proof Version
The gold proof versions will be produced in 22 carat red gold, with the centre "gold sprayed" according to the Royal Mint, before striking.
The Fourth Portrait
The fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, as used on all British coins from 1998.
The legend (inscription) reads:
ELIZABETH II D G REG FID DEF
The reverse shows a simple but pleasing design.
The legend (inscription) reads:
1809 DARWIN 2009
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859
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Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of metal content.
AMW = Fine metal content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
Bu Specimen in Folder
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £7.78 you will make a saving of £0.28 per item when ordering from us.
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