2016 Gold 2 Pound Coin – Proof


The 2016 Gold 2 Pound Coin - Proof

Queen Elizabeth II's sixth portrait can be seen on the obverse, designed by James Butler for her majesty's 90th birthday.

To commemorate her majesty’s 90th birthday, James Butler created a new portrait just for that year. This is also known as the Butler Effigy sovereign. It was also used on the sovereign, half-sovereign and quarter sovereign.

Benedetto Pistrucci's famous portrayal of St. George and the dragon is shown on the reverse of the coin.

Image Credit: M J Hughes Coins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2016 ?
Donald Trump Elected as US President. BREXIT - Britain votes to leave EU after Referendum. Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday. Leicester City wins the 2016 Premier League, defying all odds. Sadiq Khan is sworn in as mayor of London. Archaeologists identify a Roman object found during construction of Bloomberg's new offices in the City of London as the oldest known hand-written document in the United Kingdom, dating back to AD 54. British astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth after his six-month stay on the International Space Station. David Cameron resigns as Leader of the Conservative Party and is succeeded by his former Home Secretary Theresa May.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold 2 Pound Coins
The first gold two pound (£2) coins appeared in 1820 for George III but they were only made occasionally (intended for circulation) until 1980 when the Royal Mint started minting them yearly. There are both proof and uncirculated types in previous years but the modern trend seems to be a proof as part of a set. 

Gold £2 Coins are also know as Double Sovereigns, but as with gold five pound coins there are two variations. One is the double sovereign itself - it looks like a larger version of the sovereign of the same year and is likely to have George and the Dragon on the back. The other type is a commemorative style which tends to copy the circulation two pound design. To avoid categorisation some dealers refer to both types collectively as two pound pieces.

For size comparison, the image on the right shows a modern sovereign set containing the half-sovereign, sovereign, double sovereign and £5 coin.

The specification for two pound coins

Weight is 15.98g, which is twice the weight of a standard gold sovereign. The diameter is 28.4mm and about 2mm thick. It is made from 22 Carat gold (0.916 or 91.6% gold).
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Gold 2 Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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Gold Proof £2 2016 The Army Shoulder to Shoulder
Gold Proof £2 2016 The Army Shoulder to Shoulder
£ 885.00
2016 UK WILLIAM SHAKEPEARE HISTORIES £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN - complete
2016 UK WILLIAM SHAKEPEARE HISTORIES £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN - complete
£ 1,495.00
2016 GOLD 2 POUNDS SHAKESPEARE-COMEDIES PROOF SINGLE FINEST PCGS PR70 DCAM
2016 GOLD 2 POUNDS SHAKESPEARE-COMEDIES PROOF SINGLE FINEST PCGS PR70 DCAM
£ 1,180.00
2012 £2 HANDOVER TO RIO 2016 GOLD PROOF  OLYMPICS -DOUBLE SOVEREIGN TWO POUNDS
2012 £2 HANDOVER TO RIO 2016 GOLD PROOF OLYMPICS -DOUBLE SOVEREIGN TWO POUNDS
£ 1,085.00
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON 2016 UK £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON 2016 UK £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
£ 1,195.00
2016 £2 Two Pound Proof Gold Coin: The Shakespeare Histories Boxed
2016 £2 Two Pound Proof Gold Coin: The Shakespeare Histories Boxed
£ 1,632.82
2016 UK WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES  £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
2016 UK WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN complete
£ 1,495.00
2016 £2 Two Pound Proof Gold Coin: The Shakespeare Comedies Boxed
2016 £2 Two Pound Proof Gold Coin: The Shakespeare Comedies Boxed
£ 1,637.10

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