United Kingdom: Coin Two pounds 2001 (Technology) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Two pounds 2001 (Technology)
CoinTwo pounds 2001 (Technology)

MintRoyal Mint
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 Inscription TWO POUNDS
EdgeLettered
Edge InscriptionSTANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Two Pounds (54)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two pounds 1986 8,212,184 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1989 4,777,891 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1994 1,443,116 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1995 (WW2) 6,056,506 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1995 (United Nations) 6,056,506 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1996 5,141,350 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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 (Rugby World Cup) 4,933,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 1999 (Technology) 33,719,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
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 - Ireland) 485,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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 (Technology) 13,024,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2002 (Commonwealth Games - England) 650,500 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 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 (Trevithick) 5,004,500 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 2005 (World War II) 10,191,000 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 (Gunpowder Plot) 5,140,500 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 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 2007 (Act of Union) 7,545,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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 (Technology) 10,270,000 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 (Technology) 30,107,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
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 (Technology) 8,775,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·
Two pounds 2009 (Burns) 3,253,000 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 2010 (Technology) 6,890,000 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 2011 (King James Bible) 975,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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 2012 (Olympic Games Handover) 845,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2012 (Charles Dickens) 8,190,000 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 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 (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 Train) 1,690,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
Two pounds 2014 (Trinity House) None 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 (WW1 - Outbreak) 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·
Two pounds 2015 (WW1 - Royal Navy) None Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·
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Two pounds 2001 (Technology): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (Technology)
Issued2001
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Mintage34,984,750 (35.0 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerBruce Rushin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.4000
Thickness (mm)2.5000
Mass (g)12