1806-1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer

1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER

1983 £1

Issued 2006
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 Rod Kelly
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER
Mintage  7,928,250* 

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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.

1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER

Design A portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with two of his engineering achievments, encircled by a chain with the denomination TWO POUNDS above and the date 2006 below

Designed by Rod Kelly

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