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Coin: Two Pence 1990

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Penny) TypeTwo Pence (Bronze, Ironside design)
Year1990 CurrentYes
Mintage204,681,358 (204.7 million) RarityC (Common)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 204,681,358 (204.7 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)1.8500
Mass (g)7.1200

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf); around, ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990

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 inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


Two Pence 1990: Known varieties
In mint sets 102,606 (included in main number)
Proof FDC 79,052 (included in main number)
Two Pence 1990: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 936
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4376
Two Pence 1990: References to Information Used
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC, mint sets
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