2011 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Mary Rose £2 - Boxed / Coa

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2011 Queen Elizabeth II Gold Proof Mary Rose £2 - Boxed / Coa

Limited edition especially struck proof 500th Anniversary of the 'Mary rose' £2 Pound coin sovereign set in original royal mint issue case with numbered certificate of authenticity (Nb certificate No will not be No1 - image used is official Royal Mint Image) . 
Description from the Royal mint
It is a great pleasure to celebrate the 500th anniversary of such a great national icon as the Mary Rose on a UK commemorative £2 coin this year.

Providing a unique insight into Tudor life, the iconic warship, reclaimed from the deep in 1982, now rests at her home in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard while her incredible story continues to fascinate each generation.

The special reverse for the £2 coin was created by John Bergdahl FRBS who was inspired by the drawing of her included in the pictorial survey of Henry VIII’s navy compiled in 1546 by an official in the ordnance office. Originally comprising three rolls of vellum, the manuscript features paintings of each of the king's 58 ships, below which are set details of their guns, shot, and related equipment. Several of the illustrations have become familiar, especially that of the Mary Rose, herself already a wreck when the work was presented to the king.

John explains: ‘After a trip to the museum currently the home to the Mary Rose, I was immediately inspired by the only acknowledged painting of this iconic vessel – an image that I used as the basis for my design.’

We endevour to keep all years available, the image is of the coin you will receive some years may not be available due to rarity, if you are interested in the rare examples not on offer here, please contact us

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