Charles Darwin £2 Coins
This 2009 commemorative £2 coin 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 facing a chimpanzee.
Around is shown the anniversary dates separated by the name of the scientist: 1809 · DARWIN · 2009
Below is the denomination: TWO POUNDS.
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How Rare is the Charles Darwin £2 Coin?
The mintage figures for the Charles Darwin are:
|Base Metal||3,903,000 coins entered circulation|
|Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)||169,713|
|Silver Proof Piedfort||3,282|
|Year of Issue||2009|
|Composition||Outer: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)|
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
|Obverse Designers||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Suzie Zamit|
|Edge Inscription||ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859|