2 Pounds - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; World War II

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; World War II) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; World War II) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1995
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = USD 2.73
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 15.98 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 13389
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 970,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# K5
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

50th anniversary of the end of World War II

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F·D
RDM
· TWO POUNDS ·

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Large dove left with olive branch.

Engraver: John Mills

Edge

Milled with incuse lettering

Lettering: 1945 IN PEACE GOODWILL 1995

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; World War II) -  obverse

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Comments

Despite being produced in their millions and being available at face value from most post offices and banks, the ordinary business strike was a Royal Mint commemorative issue and not intended for general circulation.

Issued as part of the Annual Coin Sets for 1995, in both Brilliant Uncirculated (105,647 sales) & Proof versions.  The coin was also issued in BU individual packs (no sales data) as well as being also struck in silver proof, silver piedfort and gold proof.


(former Spink ref. 4315)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1995)  6 057 000 $ 3.74 $ 4.66 $ 4.54 $ 5.30 $ 8.91 91%
ND (1995)  105 647 $ 6.26 4% BU
ND (1995)  60 639 $ 13 10% Proof

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