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

Paddington Station coin original drawing

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