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Coin: Two pounds 2013 (Anniversary of the Guinea)
Description

Commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first striking of the guinea coin.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (One year types)
Year2013 CurrentYes
Mintage2,990,000 (3.0 million)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialOuter: Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc). Inner: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel). DesignerAnthony Smith
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.4000 Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)12
Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·

Reverse

The heraldic shield used on the spade guinea of George III.

Reverse inscription

ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLDEN GUINEA 2013

Edgeinscribed Edge inscription

WHAT IS A GUINEA? ‘TIS A SPLENDID THING

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List of all (54) coins of type: United Kingdom / Two Pounds
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Two pounds 1997 (Technology) Two pounds 1998 (Technology) Two pounds 1999 (Technology) Two pounds 1999 (Rugby World Cup) Two pounds 2000 (Technology) Two pounds 2001 (Technology)
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Two pounds 2007 (Slave Trade) Two pounds 2008 (Technology) Two pounds 2008 (1908 Olympic Games) Two pounds 2008 (Olympic Games Handover) Two pounds 2009 (Technology) Two pounds 2009 (Darwin)
Two pounds 2009 (Burns) Two pounds 2010 (Technology) Two pounds 2010 (Florence Nightingale) Two pounds 2011 (Mary Rose) Two pounds 2011 (Technology) Two pounds 2011 (King James Bible)
Two pounds 2012 (Olympic Games Handover) Two pounds 2012 (Charles Dickens) Two pounds 2012 (Technology) Two pounds 2013 (London Underground - The Train) Two pounds 2013 (London Underground - The Roundel) Two pounds 2013 (Anniversary of the Guinea)
Two pounds 2013 (Technology) Two pounds 2014 (WW1 - Outbreak) Two pounds 2014 (Trinity House) Two pounds 2014 (Technology) Two pounds 2015 (Magna Carta) Two pounds 2015 (WW1 - Royal Navy)