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2016 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London Two Pound Coin
350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London Two Pound Coin Reverse
This £2 coin commemorates the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The coin was produced by The Royal Mint.
We received our first delivery on 18th November, 2015.
Other 2016 £2 coins include the 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare and the Army - World War One coin.
The Great Fire of London started on 2nd September, 1666, at a bakery on Pudding Lane. The fire raged through London setting alight thatched roofs and wooden buildings. People took refuge in boats on the Thames. The fire was finally extinguished on 5th September.
There were only six deaths officially recorded as a result of the fire. It is likely there were many more, as deaths of working class people were not recorded.
The Royal Mint's home in the Tower of London was protected due to controlled explosions which brought down buildings in the path of the fire in order to starve it of fuel.
The coin comes in a colourful presentation folder, with information about the great fire.
The reverse of the coin was designed by Aaron West, a Royal Mint designer. The £2 shows the skyline of London with smoke and flames billowing behind. People taking refuge on boats can be seen in the foreground.
The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. This is the first time the portrait has appeared on the £2 coins, having been unveiled in 2015.
|Uncirculated in Folder||28.40||12.00|
|Piedfort Silver Proof||28.40||24.00||2,000|
2016 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 50p
2016 The Army World War I £2
2016 400th Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare £2
2016 Annual Coin Set
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