2019 Two Pound Coin – 75th Anniversary D-Day


2019 Two Pound Coin - 75th Anniversary D-Day

On 6 June 1944 the Allied Forces converged on five Normandy beaches on a massive scale. By land, sea and air this invasion would allow the Allies to begin to liberate occupied Europe.

Reverse designed by Stephen Taylor.

Edge Inscription: THE LONGEST DAY.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. 

 Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2019 ?
The Monarch is Elizabeth II. UK Prime Minister is Theresa May (Conservative), but she resigns in June and Boris Johnson becomes leader, soon with no majority in the Commons. Brexit still dominates and to break the stalemate a General Election is called in December with a spectacular result for the Conservatives; Boris has a majority of 80. SNP dominate Scotland. US President is Donald Trump. England win an amazing Cricket World Cup and the Ashes; Ben Stokes is hero. The World worries about climate change.
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: Two Pound Coins
The current Two Pound (£2) coin that is found in circulation is a bimetallic coin introduced on 15th June 1998 (although the first are dated 1997). There are almost 500 million £2 coins of various designs in current circulation.

There has been other two pound coins. From 1823 until 1996 they made occasional appearances and the double-sovereign has a two pound value. Commemorative two pound coins were issued from 1986 to 1996. This article is primarily concerned with the circulating coins of 1997 onwards.

specifications:

  • Weight: 12 g
  • Diameter: 28.4 mm
  • Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Edge: Milled, with incuse lettering
  • Design style: Circular, bi-metallic
  • Composition Outer ring: Nickel-brass (76% Cu, 20% Zn and 4% Ni)
  • Composition Centre: Cupro-nickel (75% Cu , 25% Ni)
The two pound coin has also been minted in 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 Two Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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Rare £2 coins two pound coin Commonwealth Olympic Bible Navy RAF Captain Cook
Rare £2 coins two pound coin Commonwealth Olympic Bible Navy RAF Captain Cook
£ 19.99
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary £2 Two Pound Coin Uncirculated
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary £2 Two Pound Coin Uncirculated
£ 23.70
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary BU Two Pound £2 coin Pack SEALED
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary BU Two Pound £2 coin Pack SEALED
£ 24.95
2019 75th Anniversary Of D Day Landings WW 2  Two Pound Coin BU Uncirculated
2019 75th Anniversary Of D Day Landings WW 2 Two Pound Coin BU Uncirculated
£ 17.50
2019  75th Anniversary of D-Day £2 Two Pound Coin Sealed Brilliant Uncirculated
2019 75th Anniversary of D-Day £2 Two Pound Coin Sealed Brilliant Uncirculated
£ 29.95
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary Two Pound £2 coin Pack SEALED
2019 Royal Mint D-Day Landings 75th Anniversary Two Pound £2 coin Pack SEALED
£ 20.00
1986 - 2021 £2 BUNC Brilliant Uncirculated Two Pounds Choice Of Year
1986 - 2021 £2 BUNC Brilliant Uncirculated Two Pounds Choice Of Year
£ 19.99
2019 D Day 75th Anniversary BUNC Uncirculated £2 Coin Sealed
2019 D Day 75th Anniversary BUNC Uncirculated £2 Coin Sealed
£ 21.95

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