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2016 Army £2 Coin Error - incorrect edge inscription: THE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES

The coin has been struck onto a blank with the edge inscription for the Great Fire of London £2 Coin: THE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES instead of the correct inscription FOR KING AND COUNTRY.

2016 Error £2 Coin - First World War Army

Do you have this error £2 coin?

The first 2016 Army £2 coin showing the incorrect edge inscription was found recently in a bank bag of change in North Ayrshire.

Images of the coin shared on Facebook look like a genuine Royal Mint coin in very good condition.

With the coin condition in mind and the fact that 2022 was the first time the error has been spotted on this 2016 coin, it is possible that the striking error occured on Brilliant Uncirculated coins destined to be packaged and sold - rather than a batch of the 9,550,000 coins of this design that were struck for circulation.

There were 50,047 Brilliant Uncirclated coins struck for these packaged products:

2016 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set

Royal Mint Pack: The Army 2016 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Army 2016 BU PNC

Change Checker Card: The Army 2016 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

If you have any of these coin packs and you can see the edge of the coin without opening the packaging - take a close look, if the edge reads FOR KING AND COUNTRY - you have the standard correct version of the coin, if it reads THE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES - you have found an error coin.