Vera Lynn £2 Coins

Dame Vera Lynn Two Pound Coins

New from The Royal Mint in 2022 the Dame Vera Lynn two pound coins celebrate the life and legacy of Britain’s most iconic singer of World War II.

Release on the 28th February 2022 as single coins after being part of the 2022 Annual Coin Sets in January.

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How many coins are in the Vera Lynn coin collection?

No Vera Lynn £2 coins will enter general circulation.

Coin
MintageIssue Price
£2 Brilliant Uncirculated CoinUnlimited£10.00
£2 Silver Proof CoinLimited Edition 3,500£72.50
£2 Silver Proof Piedfort CoinLimited Edition 1,175£117.50
Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Half Crown and 2022 UK £2 Silver ProofLimited Edition 500£150.00
5oz Silver Proof CoinLimited Edition 220£465.00
£2 Gold Proof CoinLimited Edition 350 £1,125.00
Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Sovereign and 2022 UK ¼oz Gold ProofLimited Edition 400 £1,300.00
5oz Gold Proof CoinLimited Edition 35Call to order

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What are the Vera Lynn Coin Designs?

These coins were issued as part of the 2022 Annual Coin Sets from The Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint credits the design to The Royal Mint Coin Design Team and not any individual coin artist.

These coins join the FA Cup £2 coins as part of the 25 Years of the £2 coin celebrations by The Royal Mint.

Reverse Design (Tails Side)

The reverse of the coin design has a portrait of the young Vera Lynn at its centre. She is facing left and partly in the central circle and partly in the outer ring.

Around left in the outer ring are the words in a text inscription DAME VERA LYNN and around above left in the inner circle, the years of her life from 1917 to 2020

Obverse Design (Heads Side)

The value and denomination, as well as the date of issue, are on the obverse.

5th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark with the inscription

ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 2 POUNDS • 2022 •

The milled edge is inscribed with the incuse lettering text

WE’LL MEET AGAIN

after her most famous song.

£2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Dame Vera Lynn £2 Coin Pack
Dame Vera Lynn £2 Coin Pack
Vera Lynn Two Pound Coins
Vera Lynn Two Pound Coins
2022 Vera Lynn £2 Coins
2022 Vera Lynn £2 Coins

Brilliant-Uncirculated Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION £2
ALLOY Inner: Cupro-nickel. Outer: Nickel-brass
WEIGHT 12.00g
DIAMETER 28.40mm
REVERSE DESIGNER The Royal Mint Coin Design Team
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION WE’LL MEET AGAIN
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2022
EDGE Milled Lettered

£2 Silver Proof Coin

Vera Lynn Two Pound Silver Coin Reverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Silver Coin Reverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Silver Coin Obverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Silver Coin Obverse 2022
  • Limited Edition 3,500 coins
  • Issue Price: £72.50

Silver Coin Specification

DENOMINATION £2
ALLOY Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
WEIGHT 12 g
DIAMETER 28.40mm
REVERSE DESIGNER The Royal Mint Coin Design Team
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION WE’LL MEET AGAIN
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2022
EDGE Milled Lettered

£2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Vera Lynn £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin
Vera Lynn £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin
  • Limited Edition 1,175
  • Issue Price: £172.50
  • A prestigious Piedfort edition that weighs twice as much as its silver Proof counterpart
  • Finished to Proof standard
  • This £2 edition features an edge inscription WE’LL MEET AGAIN

Piedfort Coin Specification

DENOMINATION £2
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 1555
ALLOY Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
WEIGHT 24.00 g
DIAMETER 28.40mm
REVERSE DESIGNER The Royal Mint Coin Design Team
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION WE’LL MEET AGAIN.
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2022
PURE METAL TYPE Silver
EDGE Milled Lettered

Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Half Crown and 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof

Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Half Crown and 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof
Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Half Crown and 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof
  • Limited Edition 500
  • Issue Price: £150.00
  • PRODUCT CODE: HISVLSS
  • Contains a half-crown that is dated with the same year Dame Vera was born.
  • Presented with a booklet that brings Dame Vera’s remarkable story to life.

5oz Silver Proof Coin

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dame Vera Lynn 2022 UK 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dame Vera Lynn 2022 UK 5oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Limited Edition 220
  • Issue Price: £465.00
  • PRODUCT CODE: UK22VL5S

5oz Silver Proof Coin Specification

DENOMINATION £10
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 246
ALLOY 999 Fine Silver
WEIGHT 156.30 g
DIAMETER 65.00mm
REVERSE DESIGNER The Royal Mint Coin Design Team
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2022
PURE METAL TYPE Silver
EDGE Milled

£2 Gold Proof Coin

Vera Lynn Two Pound Gold Coin Reverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Gold Coin Reverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Gold Coin Obverse 2022
Vera Lynn Two Pound Gold Coin Obverse 2022
  • Limited Edition 350
  • Issue Price: £1,125.00
  • PRODUCT CODE: UK22VLGP

Gold Coin Specification

DENOMINATION £2
ALLOY Inner: 22-carat yellow gold. Outer: 22-carat red gold
WEIGHT 15.97 g
DIAMETER 28.40mm
REVERSE DESIGNER The Royal Mint Coin Design Team
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION WE’LL MEET AGAIN
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2022
EDGE Plain Lettered

Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Sovereign and 2022 UK ¼oz Gold Proof

Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Sovereign and 2022 UK ¼oz Gold Proof
Dame Vera Lynn 1917 Sovereign and 2022 UK ¼oz Gold Proof
  • Limited Edition 400
  • Issue Price: £1,300.00
  • PRODUCT CODE: HISVLGS

Dame Vera Lynn 2022 Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION £25
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 410
ALLOY 999.9 Fine Gold
WEIGHT 7.80g
DIAMETER 22.00mm
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2022
EDGE Milled

1917 Sovereign

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION Sovereign
ALLOY 916.67 Fine Gold
WEIGHT 7.98 g
DIAMETER 22.05mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Benedetto Pistrucci
OBVERSE DESIGNER Bertram Mackennal
YEAR 1917

How many of these £2 coins are in circulation?

These coins are issued as collectible coins only and have not entered the UK circulating coins.

Who was Dame Vera Lynn?

Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn

Famously called ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’, Dame Vera Lynn was beyond doubt the voice of her generation. Her uplifting soundtracks kept the spirits of the British and their Allies high during the turbulent times of the Second World War.

She featured on several variety shows, including the Royal Variety Performance on four occasions between 1960 and 1990.

What songs is she famous for?

Her most famous songs are her legendary renditions of patriotic songs including ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ and ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

She gained the adoration of the UK nation throughout the 1940s and in 1952, Dame Vera Lynn became the first British artist to achieve a number-one single in the United States with ‘Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart’.

When did she die?

Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn

BBC News announced with sadness her passing in June 2020 at the age of 103 but her voice lives on to this day through the timeless songs from Britain’s darkest hour.

Read her obituary in The Guardian.

Did you know?

After becoming a national icon during the Second World War, Dame Vera also found fame in the United States. In 1952, she became the first Brit to have a number one hit on the US music charts.

Remaining important through decades of musical change and continuing to record and perform into her eighties and nineties, winning new generations of fans along the way, Dame Vera’s extraordinary life has been commemorated on a 2022 UK £2 coin.

How many children did Vera Lynn have?

In 1941, Vera married Harry Lewis, a clarinetist, saxophonist, and fellow member of Ambrose’s orchestra whom she had met two years earlier.

The couple had one child in March 1946, Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis (now Ginny Lewis-Jones).

Harry became Vera’s manager prior to 1950, after leaving his own career behind.

After the Second World War, Lynn and Lewis moved to Finchley, north London. 

Harry Lewis died in 1998.

Ginny’s thoughts on the coin;

The coin has been developed the coin with the input and approval of Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Ginny, who was kind enough to share her thoughts on what the design means to her.

It’s fantastic to see my mother celebrated in this way; we’re just so excited and pleased – even more so knowing that Royal Mint coins require the approval of Her Majesty The Queen! What an honour! It’s a wonderful way to encapsulate Dame Vera’s career and ensure her legacy lives on.

I’m especially pleased that this coin is available to international collectors. Over the years, I’ve always been touched by the sacks of letters we receive from people all over the world who have been moved in some way by my mother’s music, charity work, or morale-boosting performances during the war. I even once received a letter from a museum in Uzbekistan commending her ‘wonderful doings’ and inviting me to drop by for a cup of tea if I was ever in the vicinity. Sadly, I haven’t been able to take up the offer … yet! But, it’s lovely to think that wherever you are, you can own this coin and remember Dame Vera.

My mother was a very modest and down-to-earth person. She might not have understood all of the fuss around this coin launch but I’m sure she would have found it wonderful to be remembered and celebrated in this way.

Virginia Lewis-Jones recalls her childhood memories of life with the singer who helped inspired wartime Britain

TWO POUND CUPRO-NICKEL AND NICKEL-BRASS COIN

Vera Lynn Coin Collection
Vera Lynn Coin Collection

The new coin of cupro-nickel and nickel-brass of the denomination of two pounds made with a standard weight of 12 grammes, a standard diameter of 28.4 millimetres, being circular in shape and having joined concentric inner and outer sections, with a standard composition as to the inner section of seventy-five per centum copper and twenty-five per centum nickel, and as to the outer section of seventy-six per centum copper, four per centum nickel and twenty per centum zinc.

For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year

For the reverse a portrait of Dame Vera Lynn with the inscription “DAME VERA LYNN 1917 – 2020”. The coin shall have a grained edge and in incuse letters, the inscription “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”

The said cupro-nickel and nickel-brass coin shall be current and shall be legal tender for payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

By Royal Proclamation shall come into force on the thirtieth day of September Two thousand and twenty-one. Given at Our Court at Balmoral, this twenty-ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-one and in the seventieth year of Our Reign.

Dame Vera Lynn £2 Coins 2022 release from the Royal Mint UK Coins.

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