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Coin type: Two Pence
Description

The British decimal two pence (2p) coin - often pronounced two pee - is a unit of currency equalling two one-hundredths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1971, the year British currency was decimalised. Three different portraits of the Queen have been used on the coin, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield, was introduced in 2008.

One penny and two pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of 20p; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 1p and 2p coins in order to settle a debt.

The two pence coin was originally minted from bronze, but since 1992 it has been minted in copper-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. By May 2006 the pre-1992 (97% copper) coins contained 3p worth of copper each. During 2008, the value of copper fell dramatically from these peaks.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types Two Pence (Bronze, Ironside design)
Two Pence (Steel, Ironside design)
Two Pence (Steel, Dent design)
Face value2 (x Penny)
Years produced1971 - ? CurrentYes
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

List of 48 coins of type: Two Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Two pence 1971 1,454,856,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1973 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1975 145,545,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1976 181,379,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1977 109,281,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1978 189,658,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1979 260,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1980 408,527,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1981 353,191,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1982 (Proof only) 107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1983 (Proof only) 108,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1984 (Proof only) 107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1985 107,113,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Two pence 1986 168,967,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1987 218,100,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1988 419,889,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1989 359,226,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1990 204,499,700 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1991 86,625,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1992 102,247,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1993 235,674,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1994 531,628,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1995 124,482,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1996 296,278,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1997 496,116,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pence 1998 (Bronze) 98,676,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 1998 (Steel) 115,154,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Ten pence 1999 (Proof and mints sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 1999 353,816,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2000 536,659,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2001 551,880,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2002 168,556,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2003 260,225,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2004 356,396,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2005 280,396,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2006 170,637,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2007 254,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2008 (Ironside design) 10,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2008 (Dent design) 241,679,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2009 150,500,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2010 99,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2011 144,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2012 67,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2013 40,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2014 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pence 2015 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two Pence: Some useful external links
The Royal Mint Museum: Two pence coin