Circulating mintage: 1,040,000
Years of issue:
55 - Scarce
The Mary Rose was a ship built and completed at Portsmouth Harbour in 1511 for Henry VIII and named after his favourite sister, Mary Tudor. It was the pride and joy of England's Royal Navy but in 1545 it met with a tragic end whilst leading an attack against a French invasion fleet in the Solent. For reasons still not concluded, the Mary Rose listed to one side and sank with the loss of all but 35 men. The reverse design of this commemorative £2 coin features a depiction of the ship by John Bergdahl.
Edge Inscription: YOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511