£2 Coin Checker - 2011 King James Bible £2 Coin

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In 1604, King James VI of Scotland, (I of England and Ireland) decided that a new translation of the Christian Bible was needed. This new translation would be accurate, and designed to unite different denominations of the church. The first copy of the King James Bible, sometimes known just as the Authorised Version, was completed in 1611 and the language used has influenced the English language we use now because it was so widely available. Today, it is often regarded as the best Bible translation and some Christians use only this version.

The 400th anniversary of the completion of the translation was marked with this £2 coin. The reverse shows the quote "In the beginning was the Word", with the printing blocks to the left of the printed stylised text. The words "King James Bible" and the anniversary dates surround this on the outer ring of the coin. This was designed by Paul Stafford and Benjamin Wright, with the edge inscription "THE AUTHORISED VERSION". Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait is used on the obverse.

With just under one million of these coins minted, it is quite rare, and collectors are willing to pay up to 4x face value for it.

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2011 King James Bible
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How much is the King James Bible 2 pound coin worth?
King James Bible £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £4.22 and £4.67.

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King James Bible coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Paul Stafford & Benjamin Wright
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription THE AUTHORISED VERSION
Year 2011
How many King James Bible £2 coins were minted? 975,000

Minting errors: Is there a King James Bible £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 THE AUTHORISED VERSION 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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