Samuel Pepys £2 Coin

The Royal Mint is Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Samuel Pepys‘ last diary entry in a new £2 coin release.

Samuel Pepys £2 Coins

samuel pepys coins
Samuel Pepys coins

 

    • The first opportunity to own a coin celebrating Samuel Pepys, a key figure in British naval history
    • The reverse has been designed by Gary Breeze, who also created the designs for the popular Captain Cook coin series
    • With the assistance of the Pepys Library, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
    • The only opportunity to own this coin – you won’t find it in your change
    • 4 coins available, BU, Silver Proof, Piedfort and Gold Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated (BU / BUNC)

samuel pepys two pound coin
Samuel Pepys £2 coin in BU
Samuel Pepys BU Coin Pack
Samuel Pepys BU Coin Pack

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Coin Specification

Denomination£2
Maximum Coin MintageUnlimited
Weight12.00 g
Diameter28.40mm
Reverse DesignerGary Breeze
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Edge InscriptionTHE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
QualityBrilliant Uncirculated
Year2019
Country Of OriginUnited Kingdom

Silver Proof £2 Coin

Samuel Pepys 2 pound silver proof
Samuel Pepys 2 pound silver proof

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Denomination£2
Limited Edition Presentation2,500
Maximum Coin Mintage3,500
AlloyInner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight12.00 g
Diameter28.40mm
Reverse DesignerGary Breeze
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Edge InscriptionTHE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
QualityProof
Year2019
Country Of OriginUnited Kingdom

Silver Proof Piedfort £2 Coin

Silver Proof Piedfort £2 Coin
Silver Proof Piedfort £2 Coin

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Denomination£2
Limited Edition Presentation1019
Maximum Coin Mintage2019
AlloyInner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight24.00 g
Diameter28.40mm
Reverse DesignerGary Breeze
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Edge InscriptionTHE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
QualityProof
Year2019
Country Of OriginUnited Kingdom

Gold Proof £2 Coin

Samuel Pepys 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin
Samuel Pepys 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

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Denomination£2
Limited Edition Presenation225
Maximum Coin Mintage350
AlloyInner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold
Weight15.97 mm
Diameter28.40mm
Reverse DesignerGary Breeze
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Edge InscriptionTHE GOOD GOD PREPARE ME
QualityProof
Year2019
Country Of OriginUnited Kingdom

Samuel Pepys Diary

Pepys’ diary offers a detailed and personal account of the 1660s. Samuel Pepys brought an end to the diary on 31 May 1669 because he was concerned that writing in low light was causing him to go blind. Now, 350 years after that last entry, we celebrate the man and his remarkable diary.

From the first entry to the last, the diary of Samuel Pepys is a revelation. Beginning in 1660, it gives a vivid insight into a key period in British history. The diary entries illuminate the coronation of Charles II, the Great Fire of London, the Great Plague, the Second Dutch War as well as life in London and England during the Restoration. On every page and with every recorded event, Pepys’ passion for life comes through.

Fearing he was losing his sight, Pepys brought his diary to a close on 31 May 1669.

Now, 350 years after the last diary entry, the Royal Mint has struck a £2 coin featuring a design by Gary Breeze in celebration of this moment.