UK13USPL

London Underground 2013 UK £2 Silver Proof Roundel Coin

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  • Limited edition of just 7,500 coins worldwide
  • One of two new circulating £2 Underground designs
  • Colour booklet features stories of the Underground
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Commemorating the world’s first underground railway

London Underground ‘Roundel’ Design

On 10 January1863 the first section of the London Underground opened, an engineering triumph and a world first.

This Silver Proof £2 coin commemorates the 150th anniversary with a logo design inspired by a 1938 Underground poster by Man Ray. This finest Proof quality coin with gold plated outer edge is presented in a smart display case and comes with a colour booklet full of stories and facts about the London Underground developed with Transport for London and the London Transport Museum

About the coin

So special is this anniversary that not one but two circulating coins have been issued, which you can also buy as a set of two Silver Proof coins in a limited edition of just 1,500.

The coins were designed by three of the UK’s leading artists. Edwina Ellis, creator of this ‘Roundel’ coin, is a pioneering engraver and printmaker and former ‘Art on the Underground’ artist. Her design, featuring the famous logo which first appeared in 1938, carries the edge inscription MIND THE GAP and uses lettering in the unique Johnston typeface used for London Underground signage.

A companion Silver Proof £2 coin, the ‘Train’  coin, was designed by the internationally-acclaimed duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, best-known for the London 2012 Olympic Torch. It shows a dynamic image of a 1967 Victoria line Tube train and uses textures and perspectives to reflect the light and create a sense of movement.

Also available in Gold Proof, Silver Piedfort Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated, these stunning coins are sure to delight coin collectors, Londoners and transport enthusiasts alike.

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Roundel Coin

By KEITH,

This coin nicely depicts Johnston's roundel that has been around since the early 1920's and has became the iconic symbol of London Underground.

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Fantastic design

By Benedict,

Received my coin in the post this morning and am delighted with it. The design is fantastic and the packaging is very eye catching also. There was some damage to the box in postage, but I suppose this is to be expected. All in all, a great item, and I'm very happy to own one :)

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