Saturday, February 26, 2011

Famous Warship Mary Rose Featured on Coin

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Mary Rose’s launch in Portsmouth in 1511 by issuing a £2 coin depicting the famous English warship, part of King Henry VIII’s Tudor battle fleet. This limited edition £2 coin will enter circulation this year, finding its way into the nation’s change up and down the country.

Not only is the £2 coin entering circulation but special commemorative versions have also been struck in the precious metals Gold and Silver. Created in strictly limited numbers, these coins are finished to a higher quality than a circulating coin, showing the design in . . .

Full story at: The Royal Mint

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