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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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1981
Value 2 New Pence
0.02 GBP = USD 0.028
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 ↑↑
Number N# 664
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 916,
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# C1
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II 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 lis, 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

2 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse

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(former Spink ref. 4235)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  1 454 856 250 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.22 $ 0.52 $ 0.93 76%
1971  $ 1.16 1.0% BU (in blue wallet)
1971  350 000 $ 0.17 $ 1.74 3% Proof
1972  150 000 $ 1.49 1.2% Proof
1973  100 000 $ 1.22 1.0% Proof
1974  100 000 $ 2.67 1.0% Proof
1975  145 545 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.35 33%
1975  100 000 $ 1.21 1.1% Proof
1976  181 379 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.17 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 15%
1976  100 000 $ 1.58 0.8% Proof
1977  109 281 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.15 $ 0.23 $ 0.24 $ 0.54 21%
1977  193 000 $ 1.29 1.1% Proof
1978  189 658 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.15 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 27%
1978  86 100 $ 1.58 0.9% Proof
1979  260 200 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 31%
1979  81 000 $ 1.64 0.8% Proof
1980  408 527 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.15 $ 0.20 $ 0.15 $ 0.38 37%
1980  143 000 $ 1.49 1.5% Proof
1981  353 191 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.09 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.21 30%
1981  100 300 $ 1.40 1.4% Proof

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