How much is my Great Fire of London £2 coin worth?

Great Fire of London
The 2016 Great Fire of London design is the thirtyfirst rarest £2 coin in circulation and has a value of 2 pounds, but collectors of coins currently pay £3.19* to own this coin.

Change Checking Chances: When receiving a £2 coin in your change you have about a 1 in 100 chance of finding this design.
Coin Year Entered Circulation Active Circulation*
2016 5,135,000 3,594,500

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Great Fire of London £2 on eBay Target Price: £3.13

The chart shows Great Fire of London circulation £2 coin values in pounds by date based on eBay sold prices excluding delivery.

Additional Information about this coin:

Coin NameGreat Fire of London
Denomination£2
DetailsMarking the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London
In CirculationYes
Edge InscriptionTHE WHOLE CITY IN DREADFUL FLAMES
Design By:Aaron West

Page Notes: Entered Circulation data is from The Royal Mint website. *Active Circulation is an estimated figure based on an assumed year on year reduction in circulating coins. *Coin value is the mid point price based on eBay sold prices. Coin value range is based on a 10% range of ordered prices around the mid point.

The Coin and The History: The Great Fire of London

Great Fire of London BU £2 Coin

When? : The fire started on September 2nd 1666, by the 4th of September half of London was in flames. It was finally extinguished on the 6th September.

Where? : The source of the fire was a London bakery, Thomas Farriner's bakehouse located on Fish Yard, a small enclave off Pudding Lane near to near London Bridge. A monument was erected close to the point where the fire started and can be visited today.

Who? : Who started The Great Fire of London? That answer is we do not know, but Thomas Farriner was the owner of the bakehouse where the fire started.

How? : Again, how the fire started is also not known, but as there were bread ovens in the bakehouse, this would be a possible initial cause.

Why? : Many fires occurred in London, but why did this one take hold and destroy so much of London? It has been a hot summer so the wooden houses would have been very dry, there was also a strong east wind which meant the flames could easily spread from house to house as many of the homes were close together and nearly touched at the upper levels.

How many people died? : The common belief is that 6 people died, but reporting and records from this era may not have accounted for all those who died in the fire or as a result. The actual death toll would very likely be higher.

What was left of London after the fire? : About one fifth of London was still standing by the 6th of September 1666, with nearly all civic buildings lost and 13,000 homes destroyed. The fire was a disaster, but did lead to the creation of a new cleaner city with less disease.

What does the coin show? : The coin is a view from a boat on the river Thames, which shows other boats used to escape the fire and the flames and smoke rising high above the city skyline.