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London Underground 2013 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Train Coin

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

London Underground ‘Train’ Design

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway with this new £2 coin featuring a London Underground train hurtling from a tunnel. Piedforts are treasured for their craftsmanship and rarity, as these superior double-thickness coins are only struck to mark very special events. Supplied in a smart display case, it was developed with the London Transport Museum and Transport for London and comes with a colour booklet of stories of the Underground.

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 Piedfort coins in a limited edition of just 850.

The ‘Train coin’ was designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Known for their award-winning work for Flos, Swarovski and Cappelini and many others, their most high-profile design is undoubtedly the London 2012 Olympic Torch. Their coin shows the cab of a 1967 Victoria line Tube train and uses texture and perspectives to reflect the light and create a sense of movement. It carries an unusual edge inscription inspired by Harry Beck’s iconic Tube map.

Edwina Ellis, creator of the companion ‘Roundel’ coin, is a pioneering 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.

Also available as limited editions in 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 coin collectors, Londoners and transport enthusiasts alike.

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