This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

The National Gallery and The Royal Mint launch collectable bicentenary coin

To celebrate 200 years of the National Gallery, The Royal Mint and the National Gallery have launched a commemorative £2 coin.

Designed by Edwina Ellis – designer, engraver and printmaker for The Royal Mint – the coin portrays the iconic National Gallery building in Trafalgar Square, London.

First released as part of The Royal Mint’s 2024 Annual Sets, the coin is now available to buy individually.

Edged around the skilful numismatic depiction of the Gallery building’s instantly recognisable Corinthian columns is an inscription that reads ‘MAIORVM GLORIA POSTERIS LVMEN EST’ meaning ‘the glory of our ancestors is a light to our descendants’.

The phrase is inscribed on the ceiling in the Wilkins Building of the Gallery, conveying the notion that the great artists of the past inspire those of the future – a founding principle of the National Gallery.

The collectable £2 coin is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated editions.

Later this spring, the coin will be included in a time capsule by the National Gallery as part of the NG200 celebrations.

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest by clicking here. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter and @licensing_source on Instagram.

Poetic is now planning a wide range of babywear, accessories, maternity wear, family apparel, footwear and luggage for the brand, inspired by the colourful and positive imagery associated with Sesame Street throughout its many decades....
Initial Boat Rocker properties that Firefly will be representing in the US include Orphan Black, Orphan Black: Echoes, Beacon 23, Big Comfy Couch, Danger Mouse, Rainbow and Count Duckula....
New RHS licensee, Willsow will highlight its range of RHS Plantable Seed Paper Calendars and Plantable Christmas Crackers, while established partner Moorcroft will present its newest range of RHS art pottery....
The collaboration sees Hasbro adopting Fabacus' technology, Xelacore, to enhance its data management capabilities worldwide, initiating with a phased regional rollout across Europe, the Middle East and Africa....
With season three now streaming on Netflix, the Regency era of Bridgerton has been inspiring a number of licensees across some key categories....
Jazwares has revealed a significant milestone in the company’s European growth strategy by opening its latest wholly owned office in Bilbao, Spain, to service the Iberian market in 2025....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.