Sir Walter Scott

Queen Elizabeth II £2: Sir Walter Scott

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Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer, Sir Walter Scott, is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel. The coin, designed by Stephen Raw, features the text: “SIR WALTER SCOTT NOVELIST HISTORIAN POET” encircled by the inscription “250TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH” and the year date. It also features the edge inscription, “THE WILL TO DO, THE SOUL TO DARE”, a quote from his epic poem, ‘Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field’. This coin was issued initially as part of the 2021 Annual Coin Set. The obverse features the fifth portrait of Her Majesty QEII by Jody Clark.
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