2016 GREAT FIRE OF LONDON 350TH ANNIVERSARY £2 TWO POUND GOLD PROOF COIN

£1,299.95

Description

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

Quality: Proof

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