Charles Darwin £2 Coins

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.

Charles Darwin two pound coin uncirculated
Charles Darwin two pound coin uncirculated

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 Metal3,903,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)169,713
Silver Proof9,357
Silver Proof Piedfort3,282
Gold Proof1,000

Coin Specification

Year of Issue2009
Thickness2.5 mm
CompositionOuter:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse DesignersIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerSuzie Zamit
Edge InscriptionON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859

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