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Coin: Two Pence 2008 (Ironside design)
Description

This was the last year when two pence coins of the Christopher Ironside design were issued.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Penny) TypeTwo Pence (Steel, Ironside design)
Year2008 CurrentYes
Mintage10,772,577 (10.8 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 10,772,577 (10.8 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCopper-plated steel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.9000 Thickness (mm)2.0300
Mass (g)7.1200
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
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
Two Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets with London Olympics Centenary £2 79,118 (included in main number)
In Emblems of Britain mint sets 57,126 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard set 17,719 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in black leather case 13,614 (included in main number)
Silver Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 8,168
Proof FDC in Executive set 5,000 (included in main number)
Gold Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 708
Platinum Proof FDC, Emblems of Britain set 250
Two Pence 2008 (Ironside design): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 987, 987b (Silver), 987c (Gold)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4690
Two Pence 2008 (Ironside design): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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 Proofs, mint sets
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Two Pence 1977 Two Pence 1978 Two Pence 1979 Two Pence 1980 Two Pence 1981 Two Pence 1982 (Proof and mint sets only)
Two Pence 1983 (Proof and mint sets only) Two Pence 1984 (Proof and mint sets only) Two Pence 1985 Two Pence 1986 Two Pence 1987 Two Pence 1988
Two Pence 1989 Two Pence 1990 Two Pence 1991 Two Pence 1992 Two Pence 1993 Two Pence 1994
Two Pence 1995 Two Pence 1996 Two Pence 1997 Two Pence 1998 Two Pence 1999 Two Pence 2000
Two Pence 2001 Two Pence 2002 Two Pence 2003 Two Pence 2004 Two Pence 2005 Two Pence 2006
Two Pence 2007 Two Pence 2008 (Ironside design) Two Pence 2008 (Dent design) Two Pence 2009 Two Pence 2010 Two Pence 2011
Two Pence 2012 Two Pence 2013 Two Pence 2014 Two Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) Two Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) Two Pence 2016