£2 Coin Checker - 2005 In Victory Magnanimity in Peace Goodwill £2 Coin

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St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Cathedral

During the Blitz of World War Two, London experienced heavy bombing raids from the German air fleets. "Blitz" is taken from the German word "Blitzkrieg" which translates as lightning war. One of the most impressive images from London during the Blitz is of St Paul's Cathedral, unmarked whilst the surroundings are reduced to rubble and smoke.

This image is seen on the reverse of the coin by Bob Elderton – St Paul's Cathedral surrounded by searchlights. Although St Paul's Cathedral is the feature of the coin, it was in fact designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 1945 (VE Day) when the German forces surrendered. The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley's 4th portrait, and the edge inscription states "In Victory Magnanimity In Peace Goodwill" which is taken from the preface text of Churchill's history of the Second World War.

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St Pauls £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.49 and £2.70.

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St Pauls coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Bob Elderton
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription In Victory Magnanimity in Peace Goodwill
Year 2005
How many St Pauls £2 coins were minted? 10,191,000

Minting errors: Is there a St Pauls £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 In Victory Magnanimity in Peace Goodwill 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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