300th anniversary of the Claim of Right

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Specifications

Issued 1989
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 15.97g
Composition Nickel-brass (70% copper, 24.5% zinc, 5.5% nickel)
Obverse Raphael Maklouf
Reverse John Lobban
Edge Milled and plain
Inscription Tercentenary of the Claim of Right
Mintage 381,400
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Design details:

Prior to the introduction of the bi-metallic 2 into general circulation the Royal Mint issued a number of nickel-brass, commemorative 2 coins.
The commemorative 2 coins were issued to mark special occasions rather than for use in general circulation. They are legal tender but contrary to popular belief this does not mean that banks and retailers automatically have to accept them.

In 1689, Prince William and Mary accepted the Declaration of Rights prior to being offered the throne, which effectively shifted the balance of power from the Crown to Parliament and changed the course of British political history. This 2 coin was issued in 1989 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of this landmark Act. There were 2 versions of the coin issued - English and Scottish. The Scottish reverse design features the Crown of Scotland and the inscription 'Tercentenary of the Claim of Right'

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