Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn

The bi-metallic £2 coin is the largest circulating coin denomination of the Pound Sterling. It was introduced in 1998 (earlier two pound coins were made of Nickel brass, were intended as commemorative, and did not circulate much). Being bi-metallic means that the coin comprises two separate components of differing alloys; the outer ring of the coins is made of Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc) and the inner circle is CuproNickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

The Royal Mint maintains a "definitive" style of the £2 issued annually, as well as a large variety of one-year circulating commemorative types.

In 2017, the mint also started issuing some Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) £2 coins for collectors. These are included in the annual mint sets, but are not released into general circulation. Their themes celebrate important anniversaries or people, as well as iconic aspects of British culture and history.

This £2 coin commemorates Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (1917 - 2020), an English singer and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She is known as the "Forces' Sweetheart", having given outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her include "We'll Meet Again", "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".

She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the United Kingdom and the United States. Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart with the compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn. By the time of her death in 2020 she had been active in the music industry for 96 years.

Lynn devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She was held in great affection by Second World War veterans and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.

These £2 coins were struck in various collector formats but none were issued into general circulation. For the design, the Mint credits "The Royal Mint Coin Design Team" and not an individual artist.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre the portrait of the young Vera Lynn, facing left - partly in the central circle and partly in the outer ring.

Around left in the outer ring, the inscription VERA LYNN. Around above left in the inner circle, years of her life1917 - 2020.

The value and denomination, as well as the date of issue, are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription VERA LYNN 1917 - 2020
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionWE’LL MEET AGAIN
Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / In mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Set 2022 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2022 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Sets The 2022 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Oblong Proof Medal

The 2022 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Round Proof Medal
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

28.40 mm, 12.00 g of Sterling Silver. The outer ring is selectively gold-plated to achieve a bimetallic look.

In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage 550
13 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Britannia, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof but double the thickness and weight - 24.00 g.

In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage 370
5 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

15.97 g. Inner circle: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer ring: 22 carat red gold.

In Set The 2022 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set, mintage 100
5 coins: £5 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, £2 Alexander Graham Bell, £2 Dame Vera Lynn, 50p Platinum Jubilee, 50p Commonwealth Games
All (22) coins of type: Two Pounds (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 2017 Jane Austen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2017 Aviation unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2018 Frankenstein 65,167 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Armistice 79,785 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Badge unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Spitfire unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Sea King unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - F35 Lightning unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Captain Cook 50,185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Wedgwood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Pepys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 D-Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Agatha Christie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 VE Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 H.G. Wells unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2022 Alexander Graham Bell unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (NCLT)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.400 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass12.000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-XRWV-OJZN
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Gold Proof Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Gold Proof Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Silver Proof Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Proof Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Proof Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 2022
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Dame Vera Lynn £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin 2022
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