History of Technological Achievement £2 coin

History of Technological Achievement £2 coin

1983 £1

Specifications
Obverse Designers
Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1985 - 1997 Raphael Maklouf
1998 to date Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer
Bruce Rushin
Edge
Milled
Edge Inscription 
 Standing on the shoulders of giants
Mintage
 15,860,250*
Issued
1997 - 2012

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The first base metal £2 coin was issued in the United Kingdom in 1986 to commemorate the Thirteenth Commonwealth Games which that year were held in Scotland.  Commemorative £2 coins continued to be issued in single colour nickel-brass for special occasions.

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS - History of Technological Achievement

Design in four concentric circles depicts mankind's industrial and technological progress from the Iron Age to the Internet

Designed by Bruce Rushin

*Mintage figure based on UK decimal coins issued into general circulation during from 01/04/13 to 31/03/14