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2 Pounds - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Gunpowder Plot

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Gunpowder Plot) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Gunpowder Plot) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = 2.46 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in nickel brass ring
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1052,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# K18
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRA·REG·FID·DEF ·
IRB

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

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

A circular arrangement of the symbols of state the mace, crosier and sword, dates and denomination around.

Lettering:
1605 * 2005
TWO POUNDS

Engraver: Peter Forster

Edge

Reeded with incuse legend

Lettering: REMEMBER REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER ·

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Gunpowder Plot) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4579)

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2005  5,140,500 2.56 2.96 3.35 3.35 4.27 10.45 97%
2005  12,044 1.8% BU
2005  40,563 13.70 3% Proof

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