Robert burns masonic coin



In 2009 to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns the Royal Mint have struck a Limited Issue Brilliant Uncirculated £2 pound coin.
One of Scotland’s favourite sons, Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in a humble cottage built by his father, a struggling farmer, in Alloway, Ayrshire. His was to be a short but colourful life. In 1784 he fell in love with Jean Armour, the ‘jewel‘ of The Belles of Mauchline and she was to make him a devoted wife. Burns had many love affairs, however, and remembered them all affectionately in his works. He published his first collection of poems in 1786. Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was an enormous success and shot Burns to fame. Although his poetry did not bring him complete financial security, he remained a prolific writer. Thus when he died on 21 July 1796, he left a wonderful legacy of joyous songs and poems that, in celebrating humanity, continue to touch the hearts and minds of people the world over. His most famous work is perhaps Auld Lang Syne, a song celebrating friendship and sung every year on New Year’s Eve in the English-speaking world. Words taken from Auld Lang Syne, as written down by Burns ‘from an old man‘s singing‘, now provides a splendid reverse design for the £2 coin marking the 250th anniversary of his birth.
The obverse features a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 March, 2009.

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