Captain of Britannia presented with special edition Royal Mint coin


To commemorate the launch of its new Britannia £2 coin, the Royal Mint has presented the captain of P&O’s new ship Britannia with a special edition coin.

Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin and Medals presented Captain Paul Brown of P&O Cruises with a special edition of the £2 Britannia to display on board the new ship.

The new depiction of Britannia will be struck on the UK’s definitive circulating £2 and begin to enter circulation at some stage during 2015.

Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin and Medals, said: “The instantly recognisable figure of Britannia has a long, enduring history which has evolved and changed in keeping with the nation which she represents. She has come to stand as a symbol of renewed optimism for our country, and has a rightful place on the currency of the United Kingdom.”

Britannia Captain Paul Brown, added, “It is a great honour to receive this special commemorative coin and very fitting that we are on board Britannia, which is “the nation’s ship”. The name Britannia has great historical resonance with P&O Cruises long and famous heritage and, most importantly, both the ship and new £2 coin pay homage to our past and celebrate the forward-looking Britain of today and the future.”

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