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In 1807, the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade received Royal Assent and became a law throughout the British Empire. It was a result of a long Parliamentary campaign by an alliance of Evangelical Anglicans and Quakers led by William Wilberforce. The Act did not abolish slavery itself but was a major step towards recognising its damaging effects and led toward its complete abolition across the Empire in 1833.

The obverse has the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, but for the first time, the legend (the writing around the edge) was changed slightly to incorporate the denomination in words ‘TWO POUNDS’ as this wasn’t included on the reverse.

The edge reads: AM I NOT A MAN AND BROTHER

2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade

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