Samuel Pepys £2 Coin

The Royal Mint is Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Samuel Pepys‘ last diary entry in a new £2 coin release.

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Samuel Pepys £2 Coins

Samuel Pepys coins

 

 

    • The first opportunity to own a coin celebrating Samuel Pepys, a key figure in British naval history
    • The reverse has been designed by Gary Breeze, who also created the designs for the popular Captain Cook coin series
    • With the assistance of the Pepys Library, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
    • The only opportunity to own this coin – you won’t find it in your change
    • 4 coins available, BU, Silver Proof, Piedfort, and Gold Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU / BUNC)

Samuel Pepys £2 coin in BU
Samuel Pepys BU Coin Pack

BU Coin Specification

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage Unlimited
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Gary Breeze
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2019
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

Silver Proof £2 Coin

Samuel Pepys 2 pound silver proof

Silver Proof Specification

Denomination £2
Limited Edition Presentation 2,500
Maximum Coin Mintage 3,500
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Gary Breeze
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

Silver Proof Piedfort £2 Coin

Silver Proof Piedfort £2 Coin

Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Specification

Denomination £2
Limited Edition Presentation 1019
Maximum Coin Mintage 2019
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 24.00 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Gary Breeze
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

Gold Proof £2 Coin

Samuel Pepys 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Gold Coin Specification

Denomination £2
Limited Edition Presentation 225
Maximum Coin Mintage 350
Alloy Inner: 22-carat yellow gold. Outer: 22-carat red gold
Weight 15.97 mm
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Gary Breeze
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

Samuel Pepys Diary

Pepys’ diary offers a detailed and personal account of the 1660s. Samuel Pepys brought an end to the diary on 31 May 1669 because he was concerned that writing in low light was causing him to go blind. Now, 350 years after that last entry, we celebrate the man and his remarkable diary.

From the first entry to the last, the diary of Samuel Pepys is a revelation. Beginning in 1660, it gives a vivid insight into a key period in British history. The diary entries illuminate the coronation of Charles II, the Great Fire of London, the Great Plague, the Second Dutch War as well as life in London and England during the Restoration. On every page and with every recorded event, Pepys’ passion for life comes through.

Fearing he was losing his sight, Pepys brought his diary to a close on 31 May 1669.

Now, 350 years after the last diary entry, the Royal Mint has struck a £2 coin featuring a design by Gary Breeze in celebration of this moment.

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