The Magna Carta was an agreement which in 1215 forced King John to adhere to the ancient laws and customs by which England had previously been governed. Literally translated as ‘Great Charter’ it laid the foundations for modern democracy and the rights of English citizens and is still cited in many legal cases to this day. The reverse design of this medieval-style £2 coin features King John holding a quill and flanked by two noblemen.
Edge Inscription: FOUNDATION OF LIBERTY
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