HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 c45WS
The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Gordon Brown)

Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that the following commemorative coins should be issued in 2005A pair of crown pieces for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson; A two-pound coin for the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot; A fifty pence piece to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson's dictionary of the English language.

Collector versions of these coins will be at a premium above face value and, during the course of the year 2005, the coins will also become available at face value from banks and post offices.