1999 Rugby World Cup £2 coin

1999 Rugby World Cup £2 coin

1983 £1

Issued 1999
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5 mm

Outer:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)



Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Ron Dutton
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  Rugby World Cup 1999
Mintage   4,933,000*

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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.

Rugby World Cup

Design depicts a stadium, on which is superimposed a rugby ball and goalpost. The date '1999' above separated by goal-posts from the value 'TWO POUNDS' below

Designed by Ron Dutton

Rugby World Cup coin original drawing

*Mintage figure based on UK decimal coins issued into general circulation up to 31/12/12