2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 Coin
Year Issued: 2007
Mintage: Around 8,445,500
Estimated Value: 3.00
The 2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade £2 was put into circulation in 2007, with around 8,445,000 of the coins in total. The coin features a reverse design by David Gentleman, with edge inscription ‘AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER’. Around the central design the inscription ‘An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade’.
The design of the coin shows the year 1807, in tribute to 200 years following the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The number zero is a broken chain link which further represents the breaking of the chains in reference to slavery. The coin was amongst only one other commemorative £2 minted in 2007; the 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union between Scotland and England £2 coin.
There are many people who falsely believe this coin to be rare, which is further emphasized by an average sale value of £4.10 on eBay! The mintage speaks for itself, there are plenty of these coins to go around. Make sure you take your due diligence before purchasing one of these coins if you decide to go that route, it’s very likely you will have had one of these in your change before.