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King James Bible £2 Coins

2011 King James Bible £2

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible in a commemorative two pound coin.

This coin can be found in general circulation.

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What’s the King James Bible £2 Coin Worth?

Recent eBay sold listings for this coin indicate that a circulated coin in good condition is worth £4.75.

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Is the King James Bible £2 Coin rare?

With less than one million coins put into circulation, the King James Bible £2 coins are less common with one in one thousand coins.

The Royal Mint mintage figures for the King James Bible are:

Base Metal975,000 coins entered circulation
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU/BUNC)106,268
Silver Proof4,494
Silver Proof Piedfort2,394
Gold Proof355

Coin Specification

Issued2011
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 DesignerPaul Stafford & Benjamin Right
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionTHE AUTHORISED VERSION

About This Design

Commemorating a beloved cornerstone of our culture and language four centuries since its first publication; the King James Bible. Few books have had such an impact on the world as the King James Bible.

First published in 1611, its influence on the English language is still evident today and it remains one of the best loved Bible translations.

The very spirit of the King James Bible is brilliantly captured on the £2 coin celebrating its 400th anniversary.

Cleverly reminding us that printing concerns were at the heart of the matter in 1611, the commemorative reverse design displays the first words from the book of John – In the beginning was the Word – in the reversed raised text of the printing block on the left and the recessed text of the printed word on the right.

The words chosen for the edge inscription – THE AUTHORISED VERSION – are entirely appropriate and complete the story.

The obverse bears The Queen’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

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