2005 Gunpowder Plot £2

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Coin will arrive in circulated condition.

About This Design 

The plot to assassinate James I at the opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605 is a piece of British history that shall ‘never be forgot’. 400 years later, in 2005, The Royal Mint remembered the Fifth of November with a £2 coin. The design features an arrangement of crosiers, maces and swords surrounded by stars, the dates 1605 and 2005, and features the denomination ‘Two Pounds’ below. In the words of the artist Peter Forster, its intricate reverse design shows symbols of State that allude to the survival of the British establishment under threat. The circular arrangement in which they are shown is suggestive of a Catherine Wheel and the surrounding stars are a further reference to fireworks. The dates are rendered in an early seventeenth-century style font.

Specifications

Issued 2005
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5mm
Composition Outer: Nickel-brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Peter Forster
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription REMEMBER REMEMBER FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
Mintage 5,140,500*

Based on 15 reviews

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  1. Matthew (verified owner)

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    Matthew

  2. SUSAN G. (verified owner)

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    Good coin, quick delivery.

    SUSAN G.

  3. Jim L. (verified owner)

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    Jim L.

  4. Ian Gosling (verified owner)

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    for the collection

    Ian Gosling

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    • UkCoinHunt (store manager)

      Item is being posted to Australia left here on the 28th its only been 3 days. Please allow 1-3 weeks which is the estimated time frame for it to arrive. Thank You.

      UkCoinHunt

  6. Steve Wileman (verified owner)

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  7. philip (verified owner)

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    philip

  8. Helen Smith (verified owner)

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    Would have been a 5 if it had been in better condition but I’m still thrilled to have as my passion is the 17th century

    Helen Smith

  9. Peter H. (verified owner)

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    Peter H.

  10. Clyde (verified owner)

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    Clyde

  11. DWAYNE (verified owner)

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    Nice one. Always pemember pemember this one.

    DWAYNE

  12. DWAYNE (verified owner)

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    DWAYNE

  13. DWAYNE (verified owner)

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    Nice one!

    DWAYNE

  14. Henry (verified owner)

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    Henry

  15. Mark (verified owner)

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    Coin was circulated but in good condition and well packaged – very happy.

    Mark

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