Mayflower Coin 2020

Voyage of the Mayflower £2 Coin

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Mayflower £2 Coin
Mayflower £2 Coin

£2 Coin Commemorating 400 Years Since the Voyage of the Mayflower

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The History of the Mayflower

In mid-November 1620, a small converted merchant ship appeared off the coast of Cape Cod, in the modern-day US state of Massachusetts. One or two European ships had passed this way before, exploring the New World, but the 102 passengers of the Mayflower – storm-tossed and seasick – were here to stay.

These were the Pilgrims, whose uncommonly democratic form of self-government would lay the philosophical foundations for the United States of America.

A voyage that was arguably almost a century in the making, a voyage spawned by religious persecution and beset by bad luck and foul weather, and a voyage that made history.

After more than a month of scouting a location for their new plantation, the Pilgrims finally settle in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. They begin building homes immediately but many will die during the harsh winter.

Voyage of the Mayflower £2 Coin release

Mayflower £2 Coin Set
Mayflower £2 Coin Set

On 9th March 2020, The Royal Mint commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage with a vibrantly designed coin.

Available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, the 400th Anniversary of the Voyage of the Mayflower coin offers a distinctive opportunity to commemorate the Mayflower. In addition, a special two-coin set, in collaboration with the US Mint provides the opportunity to see the story from both sides of the ocean.

This special set features a coin from The Royal Mint in the UK and commemorative medal from the United States Mint.

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In 2020, the world commemorates the 400th anniversary of that perilous voyage and The Royal Mint has chosen the talents of Chris Costello for the reverse design of its coin commemorating the famous ship.

Chris has also provided the reverse and obverse designs for the United States Mint’s coin and medal, so it’s fair to say he knows the subject inside and out.

Both the UK and U.S. coins are available together as part of a set, alongside a set which contains the UK coin and U.S. medal – a rare collaboration between The Royal Mint and the United States Mint that helps to better tell the whole story of the Mayflower.

Mayflower Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Mayflower Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Mayflower Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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  • The detailed design speaks to the determination and courage shown by the passengers and crew
  • The edge inscription includes a quote from the Mayflower Compact: ‘UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD’
  • A perfect gift for British and American history enthusiasts or budding collectors
  • Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard

Mayflower Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Specification

Mintage Unlimited
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel – Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Chris Costello
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2020
Product Code UK20MFBU
Price on day of issue £10 + P&P

Mayflower Silver Proof Coin

Mayflower Silver Proof Coin
Mayflower Silver Proof Coin

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Mayflower Silver Proof Coin Specifications

Mintage LEP: 4,000 Coins / MCM: 5,505 Coins
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Chris Costello
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Product Code UK20MFSP
Price on day of issue £67.50 ($85.17)

LEP = Limited Edition Presentation, the number of coins released in this packaging

MCM = Maximum Coin Mintage = the total number of coins minted. For example, some coins may have been included in Annual Coin Sets.

Mayflower Silver Proof PIEDFORT Coin

Mayflower Silver Proof PIEDFORT Coin
Mayflower Silver Proof PIEDFORT Coin

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Mayflower Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Specifications

Piedfort means “double-thickness”

Mintage LEP: 2,000 Coins / MCM: 2,310 Coins
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 24 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Chris Costello
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Product Code UK20MFPF
Price on day of issue £110 ($138.79)

Mayflower Gold Proof Coin

Mayflower Gold Proof coin
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Mayflower Gold Proof Coin specification

Mintage LEP: 400 Coins / MCM: 585 Coins
Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold
Weight 15.97 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Chris Costello
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Product Code UK20MFGP
Price on day of issue £1,115 ($1,406.85)

NGC Graded Coins

For the first time in a UK coin release, The Royal Mint has released a very limited quantity of NGC Graded coins.

Known in the numismatic world for their commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals. Since 1987, NGC has graded more than 46 million coins, each one backed by the industry-leading NGC Guarantee.

Note: The mintage figures given for NGC graded coins is the limited set for production by The Royal Mint. These population numbers will increase if other coin collectors submit their own Mayflower Coins to NGC for grading, assuming they reach the same highest level of grades.

The coins are graded PF 70 + Ultra Cameo, which is the highest achievable in the NGC Grading Scale.

NGC PF 70 Silver Proof Coin

NGC PF 70 Silver Proof Coin
NGC PF 70 Silver Proof Coin

Limited Edition 500 Coins

Mayflower 2020 UK £2 Silver Proof Graded Presentation Coin

  • Just 500 graded presentation silver coins are available
  • Independently graded 70 – the highest score on the Sheldon coin grading scale
  • Each coin slab is individually numbered in the order they come off the press
  • The reverse design includes mayflowers which are the state flower of Massachusetts – where the Pilgrims settled
  • The edge inscription reads ‘UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD’ – a passage from the Mayflower Compact

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NGC PF 70 Gold Proof Coin

NGC PF 70 Gold Proof Coin
NGC PF 70 Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition 100 Coins

Mayflower 2020 UK £2 Gold Proof Graded Presentation Coin

  • Just 100 graded presentation gold coins are available

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