Two Pounds 1995 WW2, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 1995 WW2, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 1995 WW2

The £2 coins in base metal (as opposed to the gold double sovereign, which has a nominal face value of one pound too), nickel-brass, were introduced in 1986. They were modelled on the gold issues, having the same weight and diameter, although thicker - since gold is heavier than base metal. It is not uncommon for people to think they have found a gold coin in their change; however, a true gold coin would be struck in a proof finish and would have a more coppery colour.

The entire series of seven different designs in five different years were all commemorative coins, produced largely to appeal to collectors. All are available in different metals versions (nickel-brass, silver and gold). Due to their low mintage, these coins are collected and kept by the public and do not circulate in any realistic manner.

This coin commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the end of The Second World War The design was created by John Mills.

After 1996, the bi-metallic Technology type £2 coin was issued, and all later £2 coins have been bi-metallic. Even though this coin type was superseded by the modern bi-metallic format, these coins are still legal tender.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage6,056,506
Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 WW2 - obverse photo

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait").

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Note that the value and denomination are on the obverse.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 1995 WW2 - reverse photo

A stylised representation of a dove as the symbol of peace. There is no text.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeInscribed (incuse lettering)Edge Inscription1945 IN PEACE GOODWILL 1995
Notes

The mintage figure includes both two pound coins minted in 1995.

All (55) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Two Pounds
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 1986 XIII Commonwealth Games 8,212,184 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1989 Bill of Rights (English) 4,516,704 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1989 Claim of Right (Scottish) 430,704 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1994 Bank of England 1,510,837 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1995 WW2 6,056,506 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1995 United Nations 6,056,506 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1996 Football 5,141,350 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · TWO POUNDS
Two Pounds 1997 Technology 13,734,625 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 1998 (Technology) 91,110,375 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 1999 (Technology) 33,719,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 1999 (Rugby World Cup) 4,933,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2000 (Technology) 25,770,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2001 (Technology) 34,984,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2001 (Marconi) 4,558,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Wales) 588,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2002 (Technology) 13,024,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Scotland) 771,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - Ireland) 485,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - England) 650,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2003 (Technology) 17,531,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2003 (DNA) 4,299,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2004 Technology 11,981,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2004 Trevithick 5,004,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2005 Technology 3,837,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2005 World War II 10,191,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2005 Gunpowder Plot 5,140,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2006 Technology 16,715,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2006 Brunel - Achievements 7,452,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2006 Brunel - Portrait 7,928,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2007 Technology 10,270,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2007 Slave Trade 8,445,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2007 Act of Union 7,545,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2008 - Technology 30,107,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2008 - Olympic Games Handover 918,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2008 - 1908 Olympic Games 910,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2009 Darwin 3,903,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2009 Burns 3,253,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2009 Technology 8,775,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2010 Florence Nightingale 6,175,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2010 Technology 6,890,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2011 Technology 24,375,030 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2011 Mary Rose 1,040,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2011 King James Bible 975,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2012 Olympic Games Handover 845,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2012 Technology 3,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2012 Charles Dickens 8,190,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2013 Anniversary of the Guinea 2,990,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Roundel 1,560,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2013 Technology 15,860,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2013 London Underground - The Train 1,690,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2014 Technology unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two Pounds 2014 Trinity House None Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2014 WW1 - Outbreak None Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2015 WW1 - Royal Navy None Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two Pounds 2015 Magna Carta None Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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Two Pounds 1995 WW2: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Nickel-Brass)
Issued1995
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintage6,056,506
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-Brass
DesignerJohn Mills
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.4000
Mass (g)15.9760
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