Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that the following coin should be issued in 2007:
A £2 coin to mark the 300th anniversary in 2007 of the Act of Union between England and Scotland.
This coin will be in addition to a crown piece to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, a £2 coin to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade and a fifty pence to commemorate the centenary of the Scouting movement.
Collector versions of all these coins will be released at a premium above face value. In the case of the £2 coins and the fifty pence piece, during the course of 2007 versions will also become available at face value from banks and post offices.