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Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 Coins

Abolition of the Slave Trade £2

Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 coins mark the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire.

Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 circulated
Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 circulated

The date “1807” with the “0” depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription “AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE” and the date “2007“.

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Is the Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 a rare coin?

The mintage figures for the Abolition of the Slave Trade are:

Base Metal8,445,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)100,546
Silver Proof7,095
Silver Proof Piedfort3,990
Gold Proof1,000

Coin Specification

Year of Issue2007
Diameter28.4mm
Weight12.0g
Thickness2.5 mm
CompositionOuter:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse DesignersIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerDavid Gentleman
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionAM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER

Coin Design

The date “1807” with the “0” depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription “AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE” and the date “2007”

Two commemorative £2 coins were issued by The Royal Mint in 2007, one celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union between Scotland and England, and the other commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade.

David Gentleman’s simple yet powerful design depicting a broken link in the ‘chains of oppression’, which doubles as the zero in the anniversary date, features on this ‘abolition of the slave trade’ £2 coin.

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