Tercentenary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland

Tercentenary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland

1983 £1

Issued 2007
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 Yvonne Holton
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  UNITED INTO ONE KINGDOM
Mintage  7,545,000* 

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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.

Tercentenary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland

A design dividing the coin into four quarters, with a rose and a thistle occupying two of the quarters and a portcullis in each of the other two quarters. The whole design is overlaid with a linking jigsaw motif and surrounded by the dates "1707" and "2007", and the denomination "TWO POUNDS"

Designed by Yvonne Holton

Act of Union coin original drawing

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