In 2019 to celebrate the 260th Anniversary of the Formation of Wedgwood, the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue Wedgwood Piedfort £2 Two Pound Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .925 Sterling Silver.
The reverse designed by the Wedgwood Design Team features the Wedgwood Portland Vase while the obverse depicts the Fifth Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
Piedforts are coins which have been especially struck on thicker than normal blanks.
As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces.
In Britain, the practice of striking piedforts is later and less frequent, but medieval and Tudor examples are known.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.