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2 New Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

2 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse2 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1981
Value 2 New Pence
0.02 GBP = 0.026 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 7.12 g
Diameter 25.9 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 916,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# C1
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

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

Lettering: ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·1980

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

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

The badge of the Prince of Wales, a plume of three ostrich feathers enfiling a coronet of cross pattée and fleur de lys, dividing motto with legend above and denomination below

Lettering:
NEW PENCE
ICH DIEN
2

Translation: I serve

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Plain

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4235)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  1,454,856,250 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.17 0.22 0.82 1.11
1971  350,000 1.51 Proof
1972  150,000 1.33 Proof
1973  100,000 1.24 Proof
1974  100,000 2.54 Proof
1975  145,545,000 0.02 0.13 0.13 0.16 0.16 0.44
1975  100,000 1.33 Proof
1976  181,379,000 0.02 0.12 0.12 0.17
1976  100,000 1.37 Proof
1977  109,281,000 0.02 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.20 0.32
1977  194,000 1.36 Proof
1978  189,658,000 0.08 0.11 0.14 0.17
1978  88,000 Proof
1979  260,200,000 0.07 0.10 0.10 0.19 0.22
1979  81,000 1.56 Proof
1980  408,527,000 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.14 0.17
1980  143,000 1.42 Proof
1981  353,191,000 0.04 0.08 0.11 0.17 0.17 0.24
1981  100,000 1.27 Proof

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