Base metal: Cupro-nickel
Country of issue: United Kingdom
Face value: Two Pounds
Year of issue: 2022
Whilst the United Kingdom experienced a great period of adversity and hardship during World War II, a shining light and figure that lifted the spirits of the nation during the Second World War was the beloved Dame Vera Lynn, a wartime singer known as ‘the Forces Sweetheart’.
Famous for her iconic rendition of ‘We’ll meet again’ in 1939, the singer rose to popularity around the globe, touring the world to entertain the courageous troops involved in the violence. Following the culmination of the second world war in 1945, Vera Lynn devoted herself to charity work and aided ex-servicemen recovering from the adversities of the war.
An incredibly inspirational historical figure, Dame Vera Lynn sadly passed away on June 18th, 2020 at the age of 103.
The public adoration of this British figure is depicted quite beautifully on the reverse of this Brilliant Uncirculated £2 Coin, illustrating a detailed portrait of Dame Vera Lynn, an iconic historical figure.
Featured on the obverse of this release is Jody Clark’s fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen