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Coin: Two Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only)
Description

Issued in Royal Mint coins sets only (158,820 in uncirculated sets and 106,520 in proof sets), not for general circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Penny) TypeTwo Pence (Bronze, Ironside design)
Year1984 CurrentYes
Mintage265,340 (265340)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 265,340 (265340)
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
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Reverse

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: TWO PENCE is written above.

Reverse inscription2 TWO PENCE
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause lists proof mintage of 106,520 under KM# 928, but elsewhere 125,000 as mintage of the PS44 proof set.
Spink lists uncirculated set US03-1984 with mintage of 158,820 and proof set PS34-1984 with mintage of 106,520.

Two Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 106,520 (included in main number)
Two Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 928
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4236
Two Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
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