COMMEMORATING THE BICENTENARY OF THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE 1807-2007
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality, one of the new £2 coin designs for 2007 commemorates the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
The anti-slavery movement of today is still fighting contemporary forms of slavery but it is indebted to the people who, 200 years ago, sacrificed so much. These people were bold enough to believe that they could make a difference and actually change the world. Through their humanitarian efforts and compassion the slave trade was recognised as an inhuman system that should never be tolerated.
The date "1807" with the "0" depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription "AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE" and the date "2007".
David Gentleman’s simple yet powerful design depicting a broken link in the 'chains of oppression', which doubles as the zero in the anniversary date, features on this 'abolition of the slave trade' £2 coin.
Denomination - Two Pounds
Alloy Inner - Cupro-nickel
Alloy Outer - Nickel-brass
Weight - 12.00g
Diameter - 28.40mm
Edge Inscription - AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER
The presentation pack contains the new commemorative £2 coin housed within a fully illustrated presentation folder. This commemorative folder is subject to an issue limited of 100,000.