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 Metal 3,903,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC) 169,713
Silver Proof 9,357
Silver Proof Piedfort 3,282
Gold Proof 1,000

Coin Specification

Year of Issue 2009
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5 mm
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 Milled
Edge Inscription ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859

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