In 2016 the Royal Mint issued, this beautiful Gold Proof
two pound coin to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London.
In 1666 London, mainly comprised of mainly wood structures, built closely to each other. The small fire, which started in a bakery in Pudding Lane, went on to spread 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.
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.
This lovely Gold proof coin, comes complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity,
information booklet, box and cardboard outer
Metal: Outer: 22 carat red Gold
Inner: 22 carat yellow Gold
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Weight: 15.97 Grams
Denomination: Two Pound