History of Technological Achievement £2 coin

History of Technological Achievement £2 coin

1983 £1

Issued 1997 - present
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5 mm
Composition Outer:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1985- 1997 Raphael Maklouf
1998 to date Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Bruce Rushin
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription   Standing on the shoulders of giants
Mintage  15,860,250*

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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