Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Trinity House

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Specifications

Issued 2014
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 Joe Whitlock Blundell with David Eccles
Edge Milled
Inscription Serving the mariner
Mintage 3,705,000
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Trinity House was formed by Royal Charter under Henry VIII in 1514. The organisation was tasked with improving the safety of Britain’s waterways and for 500 years Trinity House has tirelessly served the mariner. To honour the impressive anniversary of this respected organisation a this £2 coin entered circulation.

The striking reverse features a design by Joe Whitlock Blundell, Production Director of The Folio Society, created with the help of David Eccles, a retired illustrator and printer. It captures the spirit of Trinity House with that enduring symbol of the seas – the lighthouse.
 

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