Two Pounds, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1997 - )
Coin TypeTwo Pounds

The British Two Pound (£2) coin is the largest circulating coin denomination of the Pound Sterling. The first bimetallic coins of this value were introduced on 15 June 1998 (coins minted and dated 1997) after a review of the United Kingdom's coinage decided that a general-circulation £2 coin was needed. The new type of coin replaced a series of commemorative, uni-metallic coins which were issued between 1986 and 1996 to celebrate special occasions but had never been common in everyday circulation.

The Royal Mint maintains a "definitive" style of the £2 issued annually, as well as a large variety of one-year circulating commemorative types and some Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) £2 coins for collectors. Between 1997 and 2015, the definitive type was the Technology type £2. In 2015, the Britannia type two pounds coin was launched and became the definitive type of the denomination.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds - reverse photo

Various reverse designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription TWO POUNDS
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionVarious
Coin Type: Two Pounds - (72) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Pounds 1986 XIII Commonwealth Games United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1986 XIII Commonwealth Games - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1986 XIII Commonwealth Games - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,484,005
Two Pounds 1989 Bill of Rights (English) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1989 Bill of Rights (English) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1989 Bill of Rights (English) - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,541,704
Two Pounds 1989 Claim of Right (Scottish) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1989 Claim of Right (Scottish) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1989 Claim of Right (Scottish) - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 455,704
Two Pounds 1994 Bank of England United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1994 Bank of England - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1994 Bank of England - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,687,808
Two Pounds 1995 WW2 United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 WW2 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 WW2 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,166,286
Two Pounds 1995 United Nations United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 United Nations - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 United Nations - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,750,000
Two Pounds 1996 Football United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1996 Football - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1996 Football - obverse photo Material: Nickel-Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,312,555
Two Pounds 1997 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1997 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1997 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,924,930
Two Pounds 1998 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1998 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1998 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 91,270,237
Two Pounds 1999 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1999 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1999 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 33,719,000
Two Pounds 1999 Rugby World Cup United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1999 Rugby World Cup - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1999 Rugby World Cup - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,149,840
Two Pounds 2000 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2000 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2000 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,960,219
Two Pounds 2001 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2001 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2001 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 35,091,863
Two Pounds 2001 Marconi United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2001 Marconi - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2001 Marconi - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,665,113
Two Pounds 2002 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,146,059
Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - England United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - England - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - England - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 702,694
Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Scotland United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Scotland - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Scotland - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 823,944
Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Wales United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Wales - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Wales - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 640,694
Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Northern Ireland United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Northern Ireland - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2002 Commonwealth Games - Northern Ireland - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 537,694
Two Pounds 2003 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2003 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 17,687,762
Two Pounds 2003 DNA United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2003 DNA - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2003 DNA - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,497,080
Two Pounds 2004 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2004 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 12,101,137
Two Pounds 2004 Trevithick United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2004 Trevithick - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2004 Trevithick - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,195,399
Two Pounds 2005 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2005 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,959,513
Two Pounds 2005 Gunpowder Plot United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2005 Gunpowder Plot - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2005 Gunpowder Plot - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,274,807
Two Pounds 2005 World War II United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2005 World War II - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2005 World War II - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,244,686
Two Pounds 2006 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2006 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 16,752,689
Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Portrait United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Portrait - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Portrait - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,120,612
Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Achievements United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Achievements - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Achievements - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,602,742
Two Pounds 2007 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2007 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,308,215
Two Pounds 2007 Act of Union United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2007 Act of Union - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2007 Act of Union - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,683,956
Two Pounds 2007 Slave Trade United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2007 Slave Trade - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2007 Slave Trade - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,583,781
Two Pounds 2008 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 30,222,451
Two Pounds 2008 London Olympic Games 1908 United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 London Olympic Games 1908 - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 London Olympic Games 1908 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,112,171
Two Pounds 2008 Olympic Games Handover United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 Olympic Games Handover - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2008 Olympic Games Handover - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 965,765
Two Pounds 2009 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2009 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,915,770
Two Pounds 2009 Burns United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2009 Burns - reverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,513,993
Two Pounds 2009 Darwin United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2009 Darwin - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2009 Darwin - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,163,483
Two Pounds 2010 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2010 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2010 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,920,844
Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,279,004
Two Pounds 2011 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2011 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2011 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 24,404,004
Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,060,242
Two Pounds 2011 Mary Rose United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2011 Mary Rose - reverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,121,987
Two Pounds 2012 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Technology - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,900,000
Two Pounds 2012 Charles Dickens United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Charles Dickens - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Charles Dickens - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,237,838
Two Pounds 2012 Olympic Games Handover United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Olympic Games Handover - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2012 Olympic Games Handover - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 873,356
Two Pounds 2013 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 15,907,187
Two Pounds 2013 Anniversary of the Guinea United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 Anniversary of the Guinea - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 Anniversary of the Guinea - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,032,422
Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Roundel United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Roundel - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Roundel - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,612,979
Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Train United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Train - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Train - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,744,079
Two Pounds 2014 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2014 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 18,200,000
Two Pounds 2014 Trinity House United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2014 Trinity House - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2014 Trinity House - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,743,510
Two Pounds 2014 WW1 - Outbreak United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2014 WW1 - Outbreak - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2014 WW1 - Outbreak - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,798,836
Two Pounds 2015 Technology United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Technology - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 35,405,820
Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 66,636
Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fourth Portrait, in sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 72,827
Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fifth Portrait) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,495,000
Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fifth Portrait) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Royal Navy (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 650,000
Two Pounds 2015 Britannia United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Britannia - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2015 Britannia - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 675,285
Two Pounds 2016 Britannia United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Britannia - reverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,925,000
Two Pounds 2016 Army United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Army - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Army - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,605,341
Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Histories United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Histories - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Histories - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,719,676
Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Comedies United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Comedies - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Comedies - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,416,835
Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Tragedies United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Tragedies - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Shakespeare - Tragedies - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,679,885
Two Pounds 2016 Great Fire of London United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Great Fire of London - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2016 Great Fire of London - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,689,347
Two Pounds 2017 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2017 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2017 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 53,481
Two Pounds 2018 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2018 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2018 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 33,086
Two Pounds 2019 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Pounds 2020 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2020 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2020 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Pounds 2021 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Pounds 2022 Britannia (mint sets only) United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Britannia (mint sets only) - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Britannia (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Pounds 2022 Technology - 25 Years United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Technology - 25 Years - reverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 Technology - 25 Years - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Two Pounds: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-types Two Pounds, Nickel-Brass
Two Pounds, Technology
Two Pounds (One year types)
Two Pounds, Britannia
From1997
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass