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Coin: Two pounds 1998 (Technology)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value2 (x Pound) TypeTwo Pounds (Technology)
Year1998 CurrentYes
Mintage91,110,375 (91.1 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 91,110,375 (91.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBimetallic DesignerBruce Rushin
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

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·. Translated ffrom Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Reverse

Four concentric circles representing stages in technological development from the Iron Age to the modern computer.

Reverse inscriptionTWO POUNDS
EdgeLettered Edge inscriptionSTANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
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