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|Coin Year||Entered Circulation||Active Circulation*|
Change Checking Chances: When receiving a £2 coin in your change you have about a 1 in 1309 chance of finding this design.
|Coin Name||2011 Mary Rose|
|Details||Marking the 500th Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Mary Rose|
|Edge Inscription||YOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511|
|Design By:||John Bergdahl|
Notes: Entered Circulation data from The Royal Mint website. *Active Circulation is an estimated figure based on an assumed year on year reduction in circulating coins.
What? : The Mary Rose is a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy built during the reign of King Henry VIII.
When? : The ship was launched in July 1511 and was in service for 34 years until it was sank during a battle on 19 July 1545.
Where? : Launched from it's homeport of Portsmouth, came to rest at the bottom of the Solent, north of the Isle of Wight.
Who? : The captain of the Mary Rose was Roger Grenville at the time she sank. The ships compliment was 200 sailors, 185 soldiers, and 30 gunners on-board. There were only around 34 survivors.
How? : Accounts from the French suggest that French galleys lured the English within range of their main fleet, and on calm waters used cannons to pound the English ships. They hit the Mary Rose which heeled over and sank. There are a number of other possible reasons, including wind during a turning manoeuvre and overloading. Find out more from maryrose.org Why did the Mary Rose sink?
Recovering the Mary Rose: After searching for the wreckage for 6 years, it was confirmed that the Mary Rose had been found on the 5th May 1971. After years of preparation work the remains of the ship were brought to the surface in 1982.
Where is she now?: At the Mary Rose Museum 400 metres from the main entrance to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.
What does the coin show? : The coin shows a side view of the Mary Rose at sea with flags flying in the wind.