We ’ re on the hunt for the best Coin Design of 2018 as character of the 2018 Change Checker Awards and we need your help ! With over 50 new coins released this class, we ’ ve decided to shortlist the coins by denomination and then determine one overall winner from the top 10p, 50p, £2 and £5 coins as voted by Change Checkers !
Eight brand raw £2 coins have been released this year, including a stunning 5 coin RAF series and the first coin in a 3 coin series of £2s commemorating audacious explorer, Captain Cook.
But which 2018 £2 coin is your darling ?
Cast your vote now using the poll at the bottom of the page and find out more about the different £2 coins from 2018 below!
RAF Badge £2
To mark the centennial of The RAF, The Royal Mint issued a commemorative £2 mint which is the first in the 2018 RAF series of five coins. The inverse features a design by Rhys Morgan of the Badge of the RAF – an eagle in battlefront of a circle inscribed with the official motto ‘ Per Ardua Ad Astra ’, which is Latin for ‘ Through adversity to the stars ’, with the Imperial Crown at the top .
RAF Spitfire £2
Designed by Richard and Neil Talbot, the second coin in the commemorative 2018 £2 mint series marking the centennial of the RAF features one of the most celebrated aircraft ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire, which beginning flew in 1936 and went on to contribute heavily to the ultimate victory of WWII .
RAF Vulcan £2
The third mint in the commemorative 2018 £2 coin series marking the centennial of the RAF features a front-runner across the Nation ’ s Air Festivals, the jet powered Vulcan. This impressive aircraft is instantaneously recognised for its slick delta flank, as captured in Richard and Neil Talbot ’ s £2 mint design .
RAF Sea King £2
The fourthly £2 mint in the series marking the centennial of the RAF was besides designed by Richard and Neil Talbot and features the Sea King helicopter which entered serve with the Royal Air Force in 1978, entirely in a search and rescue character across six UK locations .
RAF Lightning II £2
The final coin in the 2018 RAF series features the newest aircraft to the vent power, the F-35 Lightning II. As a fifth-generation aircraft, the superscript air capabilities of the Lightning II will make a potent mix with the typhoon when it enters service in 2018 and has been beautifully captured by Richard and Neil Talbot on this £2 coin.
Captain Cook £2
To mark the 250th anniversary of british internet explorer Captain James Cook ’ s Voyage of Discovery, The Royal Mint issued this historic £2 coin. The distinctive revoke was designed by Gary Breeze featuring the Stern of HM Bark Endeavour, Captain Cook ’ s celebrated ship, leaving Plymouth as the first in a three coin series that will be arranged in concert to reveal the full plan .
This £2 coin was issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley ’ s celebrated fresh ‘ Frankenstein ’. The rearward of this gothic coin was designed by Thomas Doherty and features the words ‘ Frankenstein ’ in an electric gothic font and the edge inscription says ‘ A SPARK OF BEING ’ .
To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI, The Royal mint have issued this 2018 coin which completes the arrange of commemorative £2 coins released from 2014-2018 to mark the centennial of the First World War. The change by reversal was designed by Stephen Raw and features the words ‘ The truth untold, the commiseration of war ’, from the Wilfred Owen poem Strange Meeting .
With such poignant and stunning designs to choose from, it ’ mho surely going to be hard sour to pick a favorite, but we can ’ metric ton expect to see which £2 mint will come out on peak !
The winning £2 will then be entered into our Coin Design of the Year vote as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards, alongside the top 10p, 50p and £5 coins from 2018 to determine which coin should be crowned the overall achiever !
The voting has now closed and the results can be seen below :
It ’ sulfur now prison term for you to vote for your overall winner, shortlisted from Change Checker ’ s front-runner A-Z 10p, 50p, £2 and £5 coin of the class .
Click here to find out which coins made the top 4 and to cast your vote for the overall Coin Design of the Year 2018.
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