Two Pounds (One year types), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds (One year types), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1999 - )
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (One year types)

The bi-metallic £2 coin is the largest circulating coin denomination of the Pound Sterling. It was introduced in 1998 (earlier two pound coins were made of Nickel brass, were intended as commemorative, and did not circulate much). Being bi-metallic means that the coin comprises two separate components of differing alloys; the outer ring of the coins is made of Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc) and the inner circle is CuproNickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

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, which was then changed to the Britannia type £2.

The one-year type coins celebrate important anniversaries or people, as well as iconic aspects of British culture and history.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds (One year types) - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds (One year types) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription TWO POUNDS
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionVarious
Coin Type: Two Pounds (One year types) - (37) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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Two Pounds (One year types): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofTwo Pounds
From1999
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.400 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass12.000 g