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|2005 Three Coin Set|
In 2005, the Royal Mint issued a three coin set containing the two pound, one pound and fifty pence coin from that year.
2005 Fifty Pence celebrating Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Samuel Johnson, also known as Dr. Johnson, started work on one of his most important books A Dictionary of the English Language in 1746 but it was not completed until 1755. Although it was widely praised and extremely influential, it was not a lucrative enterprise for Johnson as he himself had to bear the expenses of its long composition.
Obverse - Fourth Portrait
All 2005 coins carried the fourth portrait obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Impressions of Dictionary entries for the words fifty and pence.
Menai Strait Bridge Design One Pound Coin
The Menai Strait Bridge will appear on the 2005 pound coin representing Wales. According to the Royal Mint, the new series of reverse designs is required because the existing four-year sequence of £1 coins has come to an end. The designs depict bridges from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The designer is engraver Edwina Ellis, who won a limited competition judged by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. It will represent the third series of £1 reverse designs. The first series of "Floral" designs was used between 1984 and 1987 and again between 1989 and 1992. The second series of "Heraldry" designs was used between 1994 and 1997 and was then repeated between 1999 and 2002. During the intervening years, and in 2003, designs representing the whole of the United Kingdom were employed.
Guy Fawkes 2005 Two Pounds Coin
The reverse features in a circular arrangement the symbols of state the mace, crosier and sword.
The legend (inscription) reads:
1605 - 2005
REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
2005 Cupro - Nickel Three Coin Set
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