2009 Two Pound Coin – Robert Burns

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Robert Burns (1759-1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire and other names, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. His works include "Auld Lang Syne" which is now popular as a song at midnight of New Years Eve.

The coin celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

A handwriting style of font reads "we'll tak a cup a' kindness yet, for auld lang syne". The words "1759 ROBERT BURNS 1796" are above and "TWO POUNDS" below  It was designed by the Royal Mint Engraving Team.

The edge is milled and the inscription is the famous line "SHOULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT".

The obverse is the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mintage: 3,253,000 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 2009
Queen Elizabeth II was in her 57th year as Monarch. Gordon Brown was Prime Minister. In the USA, George W Bush ended his second term in office and Barack Obama became the 44th US President. Singer Michael Jackson died unexpectedly aged 50. 40th anniversary of Moon landing.
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