£2 Coin Checker - 2009 Charles Darwin £2 Coin

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Charles Darwin Portrait
Charles Darwin Portrait

Charles Darwin was born on 12th February 1809 and is best known for his work regarding evolution. He determined that all species had descended from a few common ancestors through the process of natural selection, explaining the similarities that can be seen in the natural world. Darwin published his theory of evolution in 1859 and it was soon accepted as fact.

This two-pound coin marks 200 years since Darwin's birth and shows him looking into the face of a chimpanzee – one of the closest genetic relatives to humans, and an important part of the evolution model. This reverse design was created by Suzie Zamit and is used with the obverse by Ian Rank-Broadley. The edge inscription states "ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859" – the name of the book Darwin published his theory in.

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Charles Darwin £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.85 and £2.95.

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Charles Darwin coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Suzie Zamit
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859
Year 2009
How many Charles Darwin £2 coins were minted? 3,903,000

Minting errors: Is there a Charles Darwin £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The inscription on the edge of the coin ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859 is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.

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