2 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; magnetic

2 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; magnetic) -  obverse2 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2008
Value 2 Pence
0.02 GBP = 0.028 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 7.12 g
Diameter 25.9 mm
Thickness 2.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 7398
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 987,
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# C5
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

Fourth 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·2006
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

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:
TWO 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

In 1992 the composition for the two pence circulation strikes was changed from bronze to copper plated steel to reduce production costs.
In 1998 the circulation issues were struck in both bronze and copper plated steel in approximately equal quantities.
In 1999 the BU and Proof set issues were struck in bronze instead of copper plated steel.

Reports have been received regarding obverse varieties for the
1998 and 2004 year issues but they are yet to be confirmed:
1998 - I points to right of dot, A points to left of dot
2004 - I points to left of dot, A points to right of dot


(former Spink ref. 4710)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  115 154 000 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.19 0.19 0.21 1.22 23%
1998  96 192 2.68 0.5% BU
1998  63 670 2.43 0.9% Proof
1999  353 816 000 0.02 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.22 0.12 0.30 35%
2000  536 659 000 0.04 0.04 0.12 0.16 0.21 0.51 0.73 42%
2000  117 750 2.46 0.6% BU
2000  72 469 1.70 0.5% Proof
2001  551 880 000 0.04 0.07 0.11 0.12 0.23 0.23 0.24 39%
2001  57 741 3.28 0.4% BU
2001  49 372 0.5% Proof
2002  168 556 000 0.02 0.04 0.09 0.18 0.21 1.80 20%
2002  60 539 2.71 0.3% BU
2002  60 770 2.13 0.4% Proof
2003  260 225 000 0.04 0.02 0.06 0.18 0.18 0.12 0.21 26%
2003  62 741 0.4% BU
2003  43 513 1.35 0.8% Proof
2004  356 396 000 0.07 0.05 0.12 0.13 0.19 0.17 0.61 30%
2004  84 617 0.4% BU
2004  35 020 0.7% Proof
2005  280 396 000 0.07 0.06 0.16 0.21 0.22 0.27 26%
2005  51 776 0.3% BU
2005  40 563 0.7% Proof
2006  170 637 000 0.02 0.07 0.04 0.13 0.21 0.22 0.68 19%
2006  100 109 1.35 0.3% BU
2006  37 689 0.5% Proof
2007  254 500 000 0.02 0.15 0.04 0.17 0.18 0.38 0.55 24%
2007  91 878 1.39 0.3% BU
2007  38 215 0.6% Proof
2008  10 600 000 0.02 0.13 0.15 7%
2008  79 110 1.57 0.5% BU
2008  36 330 0.5% Proof

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