January 1, 2024

Royal Mint Announces £2 Coin To Commemorate Churchill Sesquicentenary

The Royal Mint have announced that it will release a new £2 coin in 2024 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston Churchill. Created by Natasha Seaward, one of the mint’s graphic designers, the reverse side of the coin features a portrait of Churchill as a young man in 1895, garbed in the uniform of the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars. The obverse features the official portrait for coinage of King Charles III created by Martin Jennings.

The coin’s legend reads “150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL,” with the date of his birth and death flanking the portrait. The edge inscription, “PAVE THE WAY FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM,” is taken from a remark Churchill made in late 1953 during his second term as prime minister.

“Sir Winston Churchill is arguably one of the most influential prime ministers in British history; it is a privilege to have been selected to design a coin in his honour,” said designer Natasha Seaward. “I wanted to portray a side of him less known to the public and therefore chose a portrait from his time serving in the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars.” All previous coins featuring Churchill that have been issued by the Royal Mint, going back to the first in 1965, have depicted him as an elder statesman.

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