The new £2 Mary Rose coin is all at sea

REPLICA The coin was positioned on the spot in the Solent where the Tudor flagship sank in 1545
REPLICA The coin was positioned on the spot in the Solent where the Tudor flagship sank in 1545

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A LARGE replica of the new Mary Rose £2 coin has been floated over the site where the ship sank in the Solent.

A commemorative coin was released into circulation earlier this year to mark the 500th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

A team of divers floated the three-metre wide replica coin at sea.

Among them was Alexzander Hildred, one of the original diving and excavation team at the Mary Rose Trust.

Shane Bissett, the Royal Mint’s director of commemorative coins, said: ‘We produced the Mary Rose coin as a tribute to the world’s only surviving Tudor warship. In our 1,000-year history we have never “floated” a coin but there seemed no better way to celebrate the 500th anniversary.’