A celebration of industrial development and technological advancement. The innovative 1997 United Kingdom £2 coin breaks the mould of conventional coin design by settling three new milestones in British numismatic history.
Not only is it the first ever base metal £2 coin to be issued for general circulation, but it is also the first legal tender coin to be made of two separate components of differing alloys, and the first British coin to incorporate a latent feature as an inherent security device.
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality, the new £2 coin design for 1997 celebrates the UK's first issue of a Bi-Metallic coin into circulation in that year.
Alloy - Inner disc : cupro-nickel; Outer ring : nickle-brass
Weight - 12.00gms
Diameter - 28.40mm
Quality - Brilliant Uncirculated
Edge Inscription - STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
The presentation pack contains the new commemorative £2 coin housed within a fully illustrated presentation folder.