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The new 2p

Posted on Thu, 12 October 2023 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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Red Squirrel  

  • The red squirrel’s distinctive colouring blends perfectly with the reddish hue of the UK 2p coin.   
  • With 75% of its UK population found in areas of Scotland, the red squirrel can also be found in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Brownsea Island, Anglesey, Cumbria, Kielder Forest and Formby.  

Conservation efforts are currently in place to manage the population in the UK to avoid it becoming extinct.

the new 2p

Image courtesy of the Royal Mint