Royal Mint unveils £2 coin to mark 400th anniversary of Mayflower voyage

Jan 02, 2020

The Royal Mint has unveiled a brand new £2 coin to commemorate the historic Mayflower voyage.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ epic journey from Plymouth to North America.

The Mayflower design is part of an impressive new five-coin collection for 2020 which also commemorates Team GB’s participation at the Tokyo Olympics, Agatha Christie, the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the reign of George III.

Designed by Jody Clark and Chris Costello, the £2 coin has an inscription that reads, ‘Undertaken for the glory of God’.

It also features an image of the Mayflower herself, together with the two years that are so important to this historic story: 1620 and 2020.

 

The Royal Mint’s Mayflower £2 coin

Nicola Howell, chief commercial officer at The Royal Mint, said: "Our 2020 annual set commemorates a broad range of important historical events and people that have had a huge impact in how we live our lives today.

"Not only that, but in support of how proud they have made our nation - both in the past and present - we're delighted to have unveiled a Team GB 2020 50p coin in support of our athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer."

To find out more about the Mayflower coin and the rest of the 2020 collection, please visit the Royal Mint website at https://www.royalmint.com/

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