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Coin: Two Pence 1972 (Proof only)

Proof FDC coins in mint sets only this year, none issued for general circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Penny) TypeTwo Pence (Bronze, Ironside design)
Year1972 CurrentYes
Mintage150,000 (150000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 150,000 (150000)
MaterialBronze DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)1.8500
Mass (g)7.1200

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972

The reverse of the coin features the Badge of the Prince of Wales: a plume of three ostrich feathers within a coronet, above the incuse German motto ICH DIEN ("I serve"). The numeral "2" is written below the badge, and and the denomination in words: NEW PENCE is written above.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Two Pence 1972 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 916
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4235
Two Pence 1972 (Proof only): References to Information Used
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
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Two Pence 1972 (Proof only): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 2 Pence, Great Britain, 1972
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