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2022 DAME VERA LYNN £2 COIN
Earlier this year The Royal Mint launched a commemorative £2 coin celebrating the life and legacy of national treasure Dame Vera Lynn. The £2 coin features a detailed portrait of Dame Vera as she appeared during the height of her fame.
Dame Vera Lynn’s iconic renditions of classic songs such as ‘We’ll Meet Again’ earned her a place in the hearts of many and she will be remembered for her hard work during the Second World War, when she entertained the troops and boosted morale.
The reverse design of the £2 coin features a detailed portrait of Dame Vera accompanied by her name and the dates of her life. In reference to her most famous release, the coin features an edge inscription that reads ‘WE’LL MEET AGAIN’. Synonymous with Dame Vera, the wartime classic was a wireless staple during the Second World War that resonated with the countless soldiers who had left their families behind.
So what versions of the £2 coin are available? The coin was not entered into circulation, and so collectors will need to buy the coin from The Royal Mint. A 5oz
Gold Proof Coin had a mintage of just 35, and retailed for £11,430; a 350 Gold Proof Coins were issued (rrp £1,125); a oz Silver Proof Coin retailed at £465 and 240 copies were made, whilst a Silver Proof Piedfort
Coin had a mintage of 1,175 and a price tag of £1,175.50. A little cheaper was the 3,500 Silver Proof Coins at £72.50, and most collectors would have purchased the Brilliant Uncirculated Coin with an unlimited mintage and a price of £10.
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