The Royal Mint marks the 260th Anniversary of Wedgwood on a £2 coin

High resolution images can be downloaded from the following link: DOWNLOAD

imagexven.png

The Royal Mint marks 260 years of British craftsmanship and innovation with the launch of the Wedgwood £2 commemorative coin. The Wedgwood coin looks back at the history and achievements of Wedgwood as a pioneering British brand since its formation in 1759, by a tradesman named Josiah Wedgwood.

Wedgwood and The Royal Mint are two of Britain’s most iconic brands and are well known around the world for their heritage, craftsmanship and connection to the Royal Family.

The coin, designed by the famous Wedgwood team, is a strikingly modern representation of the past 260 years and features the iconic Portland Vase, which was hailed by Josiah Wedgwood as his crowning achievement, using his revolutionary Jasperware. The coin also features an edge inscription based on Josiah Wedgwood’s motto – ‘EVERYTHING GIVES WAY TO EXPERIMENT’.

The Wedgwood Design Team said of their design, “Designing a true representation of the Portland Vase in miniature was an innovative opportunity for the team. As the most widely recognised icon of our established British brand, it was the obvious choice for the coin. With its ornamental frieze, classical form and smoothly polished black Jasper body, there were many elements to consider in the design process. The design for the coin is a faithfully reproduced image with the use of mixed materials in both matt and shiny metal to represent the beauty of the Portland Vase.”

Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer division at The Royal Mint said, “We are thrilled to mark the 260th anniversary of Wedgwood, with a coin design that combines both The Royal Mint’s and Wedgwood’s centuries of expertise and design excellence, creating a truly special coin that highlights the triumphs of the past 260 years.”

The Wedgwood commemorative coin is the first coin to be released as part of the Annual sets and is available to purchase from www.royalmint.com in a range of precious metal and base proof finishes, prices start from £10.

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary 2019 Specifications

 

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 Commemorative Coin

Coin title

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 Silver Proof Coin

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Wedgwood 260th Anniversary Celebration 2019 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£2

£2

£2

£2

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

Inner:  916.7 Au Yellow Gold, Outer:  916.7 Au Red Gold

Inner:  925 Ag; Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner:  925 Ag; Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner: Cupro-Nickel

Outer: Nickel-Brass

Weight

15.97g

12.00g

24.00g

12.00g

Diameter

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Wedgwood Design Team

Quality

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge Lettering Description

‘EVERYTHING GIVES WAY TO EXPERIMENT’

Limited Edition Presentation

225

3,000

1,250

Unlimited

RRP

£845.00

£67.50

£110.00

£10.00

 

 

Ends

back to top