100th Anniversary of Marconi's 1st Wireless Transmission across the Atlantic

100th Anniversary of Marconi's 1st Wireless Transmission across the Atlantic

1983 £1

Issued 2001
Specifications  
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 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Evans
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901...
Mintage   4,558,000*

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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.

100th Anniversary of Marconi's 1st Wireless Transmission across the Atlantic

Radio waves decorating centre and outer border while a spark of electricity linking the zeros of the date represents the generation of the signal

Designed by Robert Evans

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