The Charles Darwin £2 Coin

Charles Darwin £2 Coin

The Royal Mint is producing a limited edition 2009 Charles Darwin £2 Coin Pack. It’s described as follows, with bits of text from all over the Royal Mint’s description pages:

This commemorative £2 coin for 2009 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. The reverse of the coin, designed by Suzie Zamit, features a profile portrait of Charles Darwin and a chimpanzee together with the denomination TWO POUNDS, the year dates 1809 and 2009 and DARWIN.


Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality which is a much higher standard than the coins found in general circulation.


Only 25,000 of this colourful coin folder will ever be available.


Each £2 coin features the current portrait of Her Majesty The Queen in use on legal tender coins of the UK from 1998.


The edge inscription reads ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES 1859.

No, your Curmudgeon isn’t planning on buying one. Frankly, we think its appearance is rather deplorable. If you were thinking of buying one for us, we’d prefer that you didn’t. But thanks for the thought.

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4 responses to “The Charles Darwin £2 Coin

  1. retiredsciguy

    Funny how so many associate all of evolution with just the human- chimpanzee similarities. Unfortunately, the coin’s design will perpetuate the misconception that humans evolved from chimps, rather than just sharing a common ancestor.

  2. Benjamin Franklin

    Now, if it had “In God We Trust” on it,
    I might be interested.

  3. Ben says: “Now, if it had ‘In God We Trust’ on it, I might be interested.”

    Yes! They blew it.

  4. Benjamin Franklin // 10-February-2009 at 3:25 am

    Now, if it had “In God We Trust” on it,
    I might be interested.

    Bit of an oxymoron, isn’t it?