400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot

400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot

1983 £1

Issued 2005
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 Peter Forster
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  REMEMBER REMEMBER FIFTH OF NOVEMBER
Mintage  5,140,500* 

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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.

400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot

An arrangement of crossiers, maces and swords surrounded by stars and the dates 1605 & 2005. Denomination TWO POUNDS below.

Designed by Peter Forster

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