1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL PADDINGTON STATION

1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL PADDINGTON STATION

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 Robert Evans
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE
Mintage   7,452,250*

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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.

SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE

Design Depiction of a section of the roof of Paddington Station with the dates 2006 above and the name BRUNEL to the right and the denomination TWO POUNDS below

Designed by Robert Evans

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