Samuel Pepys is recognised as the most famous diarist who ever lived, with his diary providing valuable first-hand accounts of life in 17th century London.
To pay tribute to the man without whom we would not have information about pivotal events in British history, including the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, an official new United Kingdom £2 has been authorised for release for the 350th Anniversary of his last diary entry.
Samuel Pepys £2 Piedfort
The Royal Mint has released a number of precious metal versions of the new £2. But there is one particular coin that stands out above all others. That’s the Silver Proof Piedfort issue.
Piedforts are the pinnacle of Royal Mint craftsmanship and have some of the fastest sell-out rates due to their high collectability and low edition limits.
The coin has been struck from .925 Sterling Silver to an immaculate proof finish. The reverse, designed by Gary Breeze, is inspired by the shorthand Pepys would use to write his famous diary from 1660-1669.
Double the thickness, double the Silver
What makes Piedforts one of the most collectable coins around, is their sheer size.
Struck to double the thickness of a normal Silver Proof Issue, and containing double the amount of Silver, visually they really are impressive.
Strict worldwide edition limit of just 1,019
This issue has a strict worldwide single coin edition limit of just 1,019. This is UNDER HALF the edition limit of the standard Silver Proof Issue and as such is guaranteed to be in high demand.
To put this in perspective, the 2017 Jane Austen £2 Piedfort, with a higher edition limit of 2,500, COMPLETELY SOLD OUT at The Royal Mint. A sell-out of this issue is therefore highly likely.
The good news is you can secure one of these prestigious coins for your collection today with a deposit of just £25 (+ p&p), followed by 4 further interest-free instalments.
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UK 2019 Samuel Pepys £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin
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- Country of Issue: UK
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Coin Diameter: 28.40mm
- Coin Weight: 24g
- Obverse: Jody Clark
- Reverse: Gary Breeze
- Metal: .925 Sterling Silver with Fine Gold plating
- Finish: Proof
- Edition limit: 1,019