2 Pounds - Elizabeth II Marconi Telegraph; Gold Proof

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Marconi Telegraph; Gold Proof) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Marconi Telegraph; Gold Proof) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2001

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2001
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = 2.67 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 15.97 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1014b,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# K11
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Commemorative issue

Marconi Telegraph Centenary

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

Symbolic representation of Marconi's successful transatlantic wireless transmission of 1901.

Lettering:
20/01
r.e.
TWO POUNDS

Engraver: Robert Evans

Edge

Milled with incuse legend

Lettering: MARCONI 1901 ··· WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC···

Comments

Issue to commemorate the centenary of Marconi's first successful transatlantic wireless transmission, this coin was issued in copper-nickel, silver proof, reverse frosted silver proof and silver piedfort.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2001  1,658 Proof

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