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UK13UPF2

London Underground 2013 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Two Coin Set

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  • Limited edition of just 850 sets worldwide
  • Celebrate the anniversary with two new £2 coins
  • Colour booklet with stories of the Underground
Product code: UK13UPF2

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Commemorating the world’s first underground railway

‘Roundel’ and ‘Train’ designs

London Underground CoinsOn 10 January 1863 the London Underground opened, an engineering triumph and a world first.  So important is the 150th anniversary that not one but two coins are being issued.

Both designs were developed with Transport for London and the London Transport Museum. ‘The ‘Roundel’ coin depicts the London Underground logo while the ‘Train’ coin shows a train hurtling out of a tunnel. These two rarely-minted double-thickness Silver Piedfortsare presented in a smart display case with a colour booklet.

About the coin

Three of the UK’s leading artists were chosen to design the 150th anniversary coins, which come in a smart black display case.

Edwina Ellis, creator of the ‘Roundel’ coin, is a pioneering printmaker and former ‘Art on the Underground’ artist. Her design is inspired by the 1938 poster by Man Ray which features the famous logo floating in space. It also has lettering in the Johnston font used in Underground stations and an edge inscription that reads MIND THE GAP.

The ‘Train’ £2 coin was designed by the internationally-acclaimed design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, best known for the design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Their coin shows a 1967 Victoria line Tube train hurtling from a tunnel, and uses texture and perspectives to reflect the light and create a sense of movement. It also carries an unusual edge pattern inspired by Harry Beck’s iconic Tube map.

Also available in limited edition Gold Proof and Silver Proof sets and individual coins, as well as the Brilliant Uncirculated two-coin set, these 150th anniversary coins are sure to delight serious collectors, Londoners and transport enthusiasts alike.

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My First 2013 Coins

By Colin,

What an excellent addition my to coin collection and my first for 2013

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