Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in the British Empire

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Specifications

Issued 2007
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse David Gentleman
Edge Milled
Inscription Am i not a man and a brother
Mintage 8,445,000
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Design details:

The proof version has a smooth background with David Gentleman's initials to the right, however the circulated one has a rough orange peel background with the initials omitted.

 
The date "1807" with the "0" depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription "AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE" and the date "2007"

The 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. David Gentlemanís simple yet powerful design depicting a broken link in the 'chains of oppression', which doubles as the zero in the anniversary date, features on this 'abolition of the slave trade' £2 coin.
 

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