2009 Charles Darwin & Robert Burns Gold Proof Two Pound Coin
In 2009 the United Kingdom Royal Mint is issuing 2 £2 coins to commemorate Charles Darwin & Robert Burns.
The base metal, and silver proof versions of these coins have been issued in December 2008. Gold proof versions will be announced and released during 2009. Watch this page for further details.
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2009 Two Pounds Coin - Two Different Designs
According to The Royal Mint:
This commemorative £2 coin for 2009 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The reverse of the coin, designed by Suzie Zamit, features a profile portrait of Charles Darwin and a chimpanzee together with the denomination TWO POUNDS, the year dates 1809 and 2009 and DARWIN. The presentation folder tells the story of Charles Darwin's life and achievements and includes a reproduction of original drawings he made during his travels.
This outstanding coin and presentation folder celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality which is a much higher standard than the coins found in general circulation
Own a coin which is struck from two metals cupro-nickel and nickel-brass
Only 25,000 of this colourful coin folder will ever be available
Each £2 coin features the current portrait of Her Majesty The Queen in use on legal tender coins of the UK from 1998.
Suitable for all ages,this is the ideal gift for anybody interested in natural history and Charles Darwin and his life.
One of Scotland's favourite sons, Robert Burns is one of the great literary figures in British history. On the 250th anniversary of his birth, a £2 coin celebrates his life and work and is beautifully presented in a colourful presentation folder.
The coin has been struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality, a standard far higher than those found in pockets and purses
The commemorative reverse features an extract from Auld Lang Syne, probably Burns' most famous work
As a legal tender coin of the UK, the obverse features the current portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Ideal to present as a gift.
Anyone with a passion for literature would be delighted to receive this coin - whether it be for a Christmas gift, a 'Hogmanay' gift or, perhaps most appropriately, as a special surprise for your guests at your Burns Night Supper!
In addition to the gold proof versions which will be offered on this site, the £2 is is certain to be produced in the following different versions, further details of which are shown on our
other web site.
- Ordinary circulation version, which should be available from banks and post offices during the year.
- Specimen version, issued in Royal Mint folder. This has a superior finish compared with the ordinary coins, so will be preferred by most collectors. the folders are also very attractive and informative, and made interesting and unusual gifts.
- Silver Proof version, with the outer part gold plated.
- Piedfort proof version, similar but made double weight, with a lower mintage.
Diameter = millimetres.
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Actual fine gold content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
Charles Darwin Gold Proof Two Pound Coin
Robert Burns Gold Proof Two Pound Coin
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The VIP spoke to a second patient who added "We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne".
Puzzled, the visitor spoke to a third patient, who said "Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie".
By now completely confused, the visitor asked Juliana "Is this the psychiatric ward", and got the reply "No, sir, it's the Burns Unit"
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Reverse of 2009 Charles Darwin Two Pounds
009 Charles Darwin Gold Proof Two Pounds in Presentation Box
Obverse of 2009 Charles Darwin Two Pounds
Reverse of 2009 Robert Burns Gold Proof Two Pounds
2009 Robert Burns Gold Proof Two Pounds in Presentation Box
Obverse of 2009 Gold Proof Two Pounds