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Posted on Monday 23rd July

Last year, 1,511 commemorative precious metal commemorative Mary Rose £2 coins were struck in 22 carat gold, reflecting the year of the Tudor warship's maiden voyage.

The coins have also been struck in sterling silver and pristine, and 1.02 million of them have now been released into public circulation.

As part of a fundraising appeal for the completion of the new museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose Trust would like to ask anyone who finds one of the coins to send it back to the Trust, or alternatively to text COIN02 £2 to 70070, to donate £2.

The Mary Rose is the world's only surviving Tudor warship and the coin has been produced in tribute. Launched in 1511, the Mary Rose was a favourite of King Henry VIII and one of the first ships able to fire a broadside.

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Tudor Sea Power

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Tudor Sea Power

by David Childs

In the sixteenth century England turned from being an insignifcant part of an offshore island into a nation respected and feared in Europe. This was not achieved through empire building, conquest, large armies, treaties, marriage alliances, trade or any of the other traditional means of exercising power. Indeed England was successful in few of these. Instead she based her power and eventual supremacy on the creation of a standing professional navy which firstly would control… Read more...

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