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Coin type: Two Pounds
Description

The British two pound (£2) coin is a denomination of the pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction. Two different portraits of the Queen have been used, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998. The reverse features an abstract design symbolising the history of technological achievement.

The coin was introduced on 15 June 1998 (coins minted 1997) after a review of the United Kingdom's coinage decided that a general-circulation £2 coin was needed. The new bi-metallic design replaced a series of commemorative, uni-metallic coins which were issued between 1986 and 1996 to celebrate special occasions. Although legal tender, these coins have never been common in everyday circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types Two Pounds (Nickel-Brass)
Two Pounds (Bimetallic)
Face value2 (x Pound)
Years produced1997 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialOuter: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc). Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel). Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

List of 54 coins of type: Two Pounds from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Two pounds 1986 8,212,184 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1989 4,777,891 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1994 1,443,116 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1995 (WW2) 6,056,506 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1995 (United Nations) 6,056,506 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1996 5,141,350 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1997 (Technology) 13,734,625 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Two pounds 1998 (Technology) 91,110,375 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 1999 (Technology) 33,719,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 1999 (Rugby World Cup) 4,933,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2000 (Technology) 25,770,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2001 (Technology) 34,984,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2001 (Marconi) 4,558,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2002 (Technology) 13,024,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Scotland) 771,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Wales) 588,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Ireland) 485,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - England) 650,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2003 (Technology) 17,531,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2003 (DNA) 4,299,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2004 (Technology) 11,981,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2004 (Trevithick) 5,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2005 (Technology) 3,837,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2005 (World War II) 10,191,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2005 (Gunpowder Plot) 5,140,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2006 (Technology) 16,715,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2006 (Brunel - portrait) 7,928,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2006 (Brunel - achievements) 7,452,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2007 (Technology) 10,270,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2007 (Act of Union) 7,545,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2007 (Slave Trade) 8,445,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2008 (Technology) 30,107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2008 (1908 Olympic Games) 910,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2008 (Olympic Games Handover) 918,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2009 (Technology) 8,775,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2009 (Darwin) 3,903,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2009 (Burns) 3,253,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2010 (Technology) 6,890,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2010 (Florence Nightingale) 6,175,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2011 (Technology) 24,375,030 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2011 (King James Bible) 975,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2011 (Mary Rose) 1,040,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2012 (Technology) 3,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2012 (Olympic Games Handover) 845,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2012 (Charles Dickens) 8,190,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2013 (Technology) 15,860,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2013 (London Underground - The Train) 1,690,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2013 (London Underground - The Roundel) 1,560,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2013 (Anniversary of the Guinea) 2,990,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2014 (Technology) None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2014 (WW1 - Outbreak) None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2014 (Trinity House) None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2015 (Magna Carta) None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two pounds 2015 (WW1 - Royal Navy) None Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Two Pounds: Some useful external links
The Royal Mint Museum: Two pound coin