1995 BU £2 Coin - Nations United for Peace - 1945-1995

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BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED NATIONS UNITED FOR PEACE 1945-1995  £2 COIN - COMMEMORATIVE COVER

The Royal Mint produced this striking two pound coin in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945.

The United Nations was established in the aftermath of a devastating war, created to maintain world peace and security and to work for social progress.  In June 1945 some fifty nations meeting in San Francisco approved the United Nations Charter and on 24th October, now officially celebrated as United Nations Day, the Charter was ratified and brought into effect. Fifty years later, in 1995, the United Nations celebrates a history of remarkable achievement and the beginning of an era of new challenges requiring the co-operation of each and every nation.  "Raising the banner of hope wherever there is need, conflict and tension in the world".

The United Nations works in six official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish

The obverse is the third major portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ralph David Maklouf, FRSA.  It came into use in 1985 and continued until 1997 inclusive, a total of thirteen years.

The special reverse design of the United Nations commemorative £2 coin shows flags of nations accompanying the 50th anniversary symbol. It has been created by the sculptor Michael Rizzello, who saw military service during and after the Second World War and therefore has personal experience of a world at war.

Specifications

Diameter – 28.4mm
Weight – 15.98gms
Composition - Nickel-Brass
Edge – Milled with no inscription

The £2 coin is housed in a colourful Commemorative Coin Cover and is of uncirculated quality.  The cover combines the 1995 £2 Coin with a unique set of two stamps featuring the United Nations Charter.


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