Great Fire of London £2 BU Coin | The Royal Mint®

Great Fire of London 2016 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

4 reviews

Average rating of 5 out of 5
  • A must for the history student or enthusiast
  • Finished to sparkling Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • The only official UK coin to mark this anniversary
  • With display packaging that reveals the story of the fire and its impact
  • Produced in association with the Museum of London
Product code: UK16GFBU

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Marking 350 years since the Great Fire ravaged London

A key moment in English history remembered

London in 1666 was very different to the city we know today. Wooden structures rather than soaring skyscrapers made up most of the homes and businesses in the capital: one of the reasons that a small fire, which notoriously began in a bakery in Pudding Lane, went on to rage across the city. Who can imagine the sight, as people fled the flames, leaving everything to the fire? Aaron West, a member of The Royal Mint’s team of expert designers, has taken the perspective of one of the Londoners seeking sanctuary on the Thames to capture the devastating scenes of the time.

Such is the drama of 1666 that the tale of the great fire has been handed down, still studied at schools and brought to life in television dramas. Aaron’s dramatic design captures the stories of the moments that changed London forever. His inspiration, along with first-hand accounts from popular figures such as Samuel Pepys, and the role played by The Royal Mint’s home at the Tower of London, are all explored in the display folder that houses your £2 coin. The Great Fire is a regular on the National Curriculum, making it a perfect gift for a student or enthusiast of British history, while its spectacular design will delight the collector.

Specification

The Great Fire of London £2

Denomination £2
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel - Outer:Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.40 mm
Reverse Designer Aaron West
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

Customer Reviews

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Really Nice Design

Rated 5 out of 5
08 November 2016

When I received this coin I was amazed at how much detail was put into it

Beautiful Coin

Rated 5 out of 5
21 September 2016

Such a beautiful coin. Looks great in my collection. Came in perfect condition amd fast delivery thank you.

Historical Event in more detail

Rated 5 out of 5
27 December 2015

As a non-British person, I was taught the Great Fire of London was in late summer 1666 and that was about it. The coin and folder gave more in depth history and detail of the event. The folders with the Royal Mint coins always give great details on the event they commemorate.

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