2011 Mary Rose £2 Circulated



Experienced coinage artist John Bergdahl created a design that shows the Mary Rose in her prime, complete with the all-important banners and streamers that made Tudor vessels so beautiful and instantly recognisable. The carrack Tudor warship profile is clearly shown, with the high ‘castles’ fore and aft, and an impressive number of heavy guns. Looking at the stern of the ship, it’s easy to see the gradually narrowing width of the decks, designed to make the ship more stable and to make boarding more difficult. The edge inscription reads ‘YOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511’.


Issued 2011
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5mm
Outer: Nickel-brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer John Bergdahl
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription YOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511
Mintage 1,040,000*


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