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  • 2005 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof 60th Anniversary End of World War II 24679
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2005 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof 60th Anniversary End of World War II

This 2005 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII - St Paul's Cathedral £2 gold proof coin issued by The Royal Mint celebrates peace in Europe.

  • Struck to a proof finish in 22 carat gold, 0.916 fineness
  • Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • British legal tender
  • Limited mintage of 1,578
  • VAT free Investment Gold


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In 2005, two different commemorative two pound coins were issued by The Royal Mint. One to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the other to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot.

This £2 coin features an engraving of St Paul's Cathedral with the search lights illuminating the skies. Although the Germans made many attempts to destroy London, St Paul's Cathedral managed to survive the Blitz. The cathedral became a symbol of hope to war-torn Britain. Floodlit, in joyous contrast to the years of blackout, the beautifully detailed architecture of Christopher Wren is faithfully reproduced in stunning in proof quality.

The edge inscription bears the emotive words - IN VICTORY: MAGNANIMITY, IN PEACE: GOODWILL, part of the famous maxim that prefaces Churchill's history of the Second World War.

These coins were also issued as circulation coins and as collectable coins in Brilliant Uncirculated, silver proof and silver proof piedfort finishes.

Struck in 22 carat gold, the coin features a red gold outer band around a yellow gold inner disc. The coin comes in a presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The issue limit was 1,750 of this design, however, only 1,578 coins of this design were actually issued as individual coins. Another 1,346 were issued in sets.

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The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank Broadley. His initials IRB are located below the Queen's portrait.

The coin features the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF


Designed by Robert Elderton, the reverse bears an engraving of one of London's greatest landmarks, St Paul's Cathedral. The building is bathed in floodlight to represent the searchlights that were used to defend London against German airstrikes. The reverse bears the inscription TWO POUNDS 1945 - 2005.

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy Inner: 22 Carat Yellow Gold
Alloy Outer: 22 Carat Red Gold
Weight: 15.976g
Diameter: 28.40mm
Actual Gold Weight 0.4708 troy ounce
Reverse Designer Robert Elderton
Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Finish: Gold Proof
Mintage: 1,578
Mint: The Royal Mint


Terms of Sale

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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. You can view our current buy back prices here.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.


If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +44 1253 343 081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.


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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 


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