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Charles Darwin two pound coin

2009 Charles Darwin £2 Coin

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2009 Two Pounds Coin - Charles Darwin
There will be a two pound coin for 2009 to commemorate Charles Darwin.

Since 1986. the Royal Mint has issued two pound coins, often with special commemorative themes. For 2009, there is one to commemmorate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Charles Darwin. There is also a "definitive" version in addition.

According to The Royal Mint:

Charles Darwin

This commemorative £2 coin for 2009 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The reverse of the coin, designed by Suzie Zamit, features a profile portrait of Charles Darwin and a chimpanzee together with the denomination TWO POUNDS, the year dates 1809 and 2009 and DARWIN. The presentation folder tells the story of Charles Darwin's life and achievements and includes a reproduction of original drawings he made during his travels.
2009 Charles Darwin Silver Proof Obverse is a much higher standard than the coins found in general circulation
Own a coin which is struck from two metals cupro-nickel and nickel-brass
Only 25, 000 of this colourful coin folder will ever be available
Each £2 coin features the current portrait of Her Majesty The Queen in use on legal tender coins of the UK from 1998.
Suitable for all ages, this is the ideal gift for anybody interested in natural history and Charles Darwin and his life.

Different Versions
In addition to the gold proof version offered here, the £2 is being produced the following different versions, further details of which are shown here soon.

  • Ordinary circulation version, which should be available from banks and post offices during the year.
  • Specimen version, issued in Royal Mint folder. This has a superior finish compared with the ordinary coins, so will be preferred by most collectors. the folders are also very attractive and informative, and make interesting and unusual gifts.
  • Silver Proof version, with the outer part gold plated.
  • Piedfort proof version, similar but made double weight, with a lower mintage.

2009 Uncirculated Two Pound CoinGold Proof Version
The gold proof versions will be produced in 22 carat red gold, with the centre "gold sprayed" according to the Royal Mint, before striking.

Obverse
The Fourth Portrait
The fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, as used on all British coins from 1998.
The legend (inscription) reads:
ELIZABETH II D G REG FID DEF
TWO POUNDS

Reverse
The reverse shows a simple but pleasing design.
The legend (inscription) reads:
1809 DARWIN 2009
TWO POUNDS

Edge
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859

Specifications

Version Diameter Weight Alloy Actual Metal Weight
Gold Proof 28.40 15.97 .9166 0.4707
Silver Proof 12.00 .925 0.3569
Specimen

Notes to Table
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of metal content.
AMW = Fine metal content in troy ounces.

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Silver Proof

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FAQ

Spaceman
How Much Is A Charles Darwin Two Pound Coin Worth?

How much is a normal Charles Darwin two pound coin worth and a real gold one and a real silver one?

Do you mean this one?

if you go to sell, you will likely end up paying about 25-40% in seller fees to wherever you sell it. Most pawn and coins shops will take at least 30%.

nadine
How much is a charles darwin two pound coin worth?

Australia hasn't had pounds since 1966 and we never had a 2 pound coin, or even a one pound coin for that matter. I think you should ask this question in the UK section rather than in Australia. The "Darwin" in the section name refers to the city of Darwin which is the capital of the Northern Territory.

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