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This £2 coin is the second in a 5-coin series remembering the First World War and celebrates the efforts of the Royal Navy and their contribution to the war effort.
With a mintage of just 650,000 this claims joint 3rd place in mintage-based rarity tables for circulating £2 coins, so finding one in your change might be harder than many other coins.
The reverse is created by David Rowlands, featuring a design based on HMS Royal Oak, one of five revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during the First World War, and first deployed in 1916. All the coins struck for circulation feature the 5th portrait of the Queen on the obverse, crafted by Jody Clark.
Interestingly, The Royal Mint released 100 coins early in 2015 at the HMS Belfast visitors' centre. These featured the 4th portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley, and were given in change to visitors in the gift shop.
This publicity stunt created a lot of buzz from the media declaring it the "rarest coin" and the 4th portrait coins soon ended up online, changing hands for more than £100. However, all uncirculated sets and packs containing this coin featured the 4th portrait, so it is by no means hard to obtain one – this has led to many being sold online as one of the 100 from HMS Belfast, with no way to authenticate it, so beware!
The standard production coin is on the right and the "error" Pennant mast flag is on the left"
Text extract and image sourced from Check Your UK Change article on HubPages.
Here at Coin Hunter we have seen at least 50 of this coin design, the "flag" error was present on just one coin, with 2 others having a small deposit of metal in the same area.
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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.
1 mint error confirmed by The Royal Mint.