The special £2 coin has been produced by the Royal Mint to commemorate one of the greatest technological advances of modern times - the first international radio transmission across the Atlantic, from Cornwall to Newfoundland, by Guglielmo Marconi. The coin symbolises the tremendous impact this initial signal has had on communication in the hundred years since 1901.
Denomination - £2
Alloy - Outer: Nickel-Brass; Inner -Cupro-Nickel
Diameter - 28.4mm
Thickness - 2.5mm
Weight: - 12g
Reverse Design - Robert Evans
Obverse Design - Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription - WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901...