20 Aug 2014
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For 500 years Trinity House has tirelessly served the mariner, dedicated to the safety of seafarers. To honour the 500th anniversary of this respected organisation, The Royal Mint has struck a stunning £2 coin. Coin collectors, sailors and those with a passion for maritime history will delight in the informative and attractive booklet that accompanies this sparkling Brilliant Uncirculated £2 coin, compiled with the assistance of the experts from Trinity House and the Royal Mint Museum.
Trinity House was formed by Royal Charter under Henry VIII in 1514, the organisation tasked with improving the safety of Britain’s waterways. For 500 years Trinity House has tirelessly served the mariner and to honour the impressive anniversary of this respected organisation a commemorative £2 coin is now available struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard.
The striking reverse features a design by Joe Whitlock Blundell, Production Director of The Folio Society, created with the help of David Eccles, a retired illustrator and printer, that captures the spirit of Trinity House with that enduring symbol of the seas – the lighthouse. Your coin is presented in an attractive folder that details the origins of Trinity House, and recounts fascinating tales about the organisation.
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