2019 UK Samuel Pepys' Diary CERTIFIED BU £2
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2019 UK Samuel Pepys' Diary CERTIFIED BU £2

To mark 350 years since Samuel Pepys’ last diary entry on the 31st May 1669, The Royal Mint has issued a brand new £2 coin.

Samuel Pepys was one of the most famous diarists in history. His diaries provide approximately 1 million words worth of valuable first-hand accounts of life in 17th Century London. It also provides historic eye-witness accounts of landmark events in British History, such as the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. He kept his diary from 1660-1669, only stopping due to his failing eyesight.

Designed by Gary Breeze, the reverse of the £2 features a hand using a feathered quill above a diary entry, with the words Samuel Pepys. The obverse features the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.

This £2 coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, and has also been protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve the coin for generations to come.

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  • Year of Issue: 2019
  • Denomination: £2
  • Metal: Bi-Metallic
  • Weight: 12g, Diameter: 28.4mm
  • Obverse: QEII by Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Gary Breeze
  • Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Country of issue: UK

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