How much is my Mary Rose £2 coin worth?

Mary Rose
The 2011 Mary Rose design is the sixth rarest £2 coin in circulation and has a value of 2 pounds, but collectors of coins currently pay £4.75* to own this coin.

Change Checking Chances: When receiving a £2 coin in your change you have about a 1 in 1430 chance of finding this design.
Coin Year Entered Circulation Active Circulation*
2011 1,040,000 237,919

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eBay sellers offer this circulation coin for sale. You should expect to pay between £4.32 and £5.24 plus postage. Take a look at current listings for sale on eBay: Mary Rose £2 Coin

Do you have one to sell?: If you list your Mary Rose coin on eBay, you can expect to receive £6.75 which includes an assumed postage charge of 2 pounds. If receiving payment by PayPal, total fees would be in the region of £0.90. Actual prices achieved when selling online will depend on the condition of the coin, the listing wording and coin images used. Some people also sell on coin related Facebook groups.

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As with many collectible items, subject matter is key. So a coin showing a historically significant ship such as the Mary Rose will often be removed from circulation to be added to a coin album or special coin piggy bank. Just over 1 million minted will make this a collector's item of the future.

All price and value information displayed is based on recent eBay sold prices (excluding delivery charge) for 1500 items listed as Mary Rose 2 coin. Prices gathered will most likely be for a circulated example of the coin. Uncirculated, BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) or Proof coins would be expected to achieve higher prices.

Additional Information about this coin:

Coin NameMary Rose
DetailsMarking the 500th Anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Mary Rose
In CirculationYes
Edge InscriptionYOUR NOBLEST SHIPPE 1511
Design By:John Bergdahl

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 Mary Rose

The Mary Rose BU £2 Coin

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 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.