200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens

200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens

1983 £1

Issued 2012
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 Matthew Dent
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  SOMETHING WILL TURN UP

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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.

200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens

Designed by
Matthew Dent