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2 Pounds - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Marconi Telegraph

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Marconi Telegraph) -  obverse2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Marconi Telegraph) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 2 Pounds
2 GBP = 2.58 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# 1014,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# K11
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Marconi Telegraph Centenary

Obverse

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

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

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, including a radiating series of three dots, the Morse code letter "S".

Lettering:
20/01
r.e.
TWO POUNDS

Engraver: Robert Evans

Edge

Reeded

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

2 Pounds - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Marconi Telegraph) -  obverse

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(former Spink ref. 4572)

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2001  4,588,000 2.55 2.55 2.64 3.70 3.70 6.30 8.73 97%
2001  49,372 7.92 4% Proof

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