Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott

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.

In 2017, the mint also started issuing some Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) £2 coins for collectors. These are included in the annual mint sets, but are not released into general circulation. Their themes celebrate important anniversaries or people, as well as iconic aspects of British culture and history.

This £2 coin commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott.

Recognised as one of the most influential Scots in history, Sir Walter Scott is renowned for his contribution to literature with a number of novels and poems, many of which remain literary classics to this day. The edge inscription "The will to do, the soul to dare" is from his poem The Lady of the Lake.

These £2 coins were struck in various collector formats but none were issued into general circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott - reverse photo

The reverse shows in the central circle, on three lines, the handwriting inscription Sir Walter Scott, below which on three lines NOVELIST HISTORIAN POET.

The portrait of the author, facing right, is in the lower left - partly in the central circle and partly in the outer ring.

Around above in the outer ring, the inscription 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH. Around below, the date of issue2021.

The designer's initials SR (for Stephen Raw) are in the lower right, above the poet's shoulder.

The value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription Sir Walter Scott NOVELIST HISTORIAN POET 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH 2021
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionTHE WILL TO DO, THE SOUL TO DARE
Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / In mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Set 2021 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2021 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety In Presentation Card
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin in presentation card.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK21WSBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Sets The 2021 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Oblong Proof Medal

The 2021 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Round Proof Medal
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 2,581
Material0.925 Silver
Details

28.40 mm, 12.00 g of Sterling Silver. The outer ring is selectively gold-plated to achieve a bimetallic look.

In black presentation box. Royal Mint Product Code: UK21WSSP. Limited Edition: 1,771. Maximum Coin Mintage: 2,581. Issue price: £72.50.

Also in sets.

In Set The 2021 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,081
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof but double the thickness and weight - 24.00 g.

In black presentation box. Royal Mint Product Code: UK21SWPF. Limited Edition: 771. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,081. Issue price: £117.50.

Also in sets.

In Set The 2021 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage 300
5 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 280
Material0.917 Gold
Details

15.97 g. Inner circle: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer ring: 22 carat red gold.

In mahogany presentation box. Royal Mint Product Code: UK21WSGP. Limited Edition: 175. Maximum Coin Mintage: 280. Issue price: £1,095.00.

Also in sets.

In Set The 2021 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set, mintage 75
5 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird
All (22) coins of type: Two Pounds (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 2017 Jane Austen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2017 Aviation unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2018 Frankenstein 65,167 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Armistice 79,785 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Badge unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Spitfire unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Sea King unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - F35 Lightning unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Captain Cook 50,185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Wedgwood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Pepys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 D-Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Agatha Christie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 VE Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 H.G. Wells unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2022 Alexander Graham Bell unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (NCLT)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerStephen Raw
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.400 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass12.000 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-RVKM-ODQG
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Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott: Photos
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Sir Walter Scott Gold Proof £2 Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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Sir. Walter Scott £2 Piedfort Coin
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Notes: Silver proof piedfort.
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Sir Walter Scott Silver Proof £2 Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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Sir Walter Scott £2 Base Proof Coin
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Notes: Proof.
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Sir Walter Scott £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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