This page contains information about the coin struck to mark the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire.You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.
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The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807 was passed by the UK Parliament on 25th March 1807. This abolished the slave trade within the British Empire, and suggested that other European countries should do the same. Slavery itself was not abolished until 1833, but the 1807 act was a good step in the right direction, and it was thought it would lead to the death of slavery.
This £2 coin was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of this Act, and the suitably simple reverse design by David Gentleman illustrates the year "1807" with the zero formed from a broken link of chains. The full title of Parliament's Act surrounds this, along with the year "2007". Ian Rank-Broadley's obverse design is used, with the edge inscription "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER".
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