2 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; magnetic

2 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; magnetic) -  obverse2 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-1997
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# 868
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References KM# 936a,
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# C4
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

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1993
RDM

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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

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

1992 saw the changeover from bronze to copper-plated steel for both the 1p & 2p to reduce the cost of production. Both bronze and copper-plated steel 1992 coins can be found, however those in Proof & Brilliant Uncirculated sets were struck in Bronze, while circulation strikes were copper-plated steel. Several varieties, possibly due to the change in material are noted as below.

1993 reverse die varieties:

Reverse A (1992-93) P shorter foot, E between pearls, pearls near to border;
Reverse B (1993-97) P longer foot, E at a pearl, pearls far from border;



(former Spink ref. 4386)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  102 247 000 0.02 0.04 0.12 0.16 0.18 0.21 21%
1993  56 945 0.5% BU
1993  66 080 2.08 1.3% Proof
1993  235 674 000 0.02 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.17 0.54 34% Reverse varieties (see comments)
1994  531 628 000 0.02 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.19 0.18 0.95 54%
1994  177 971 0.5% BU
1994  66 720 1.19 1.5% Proof
1995  124 482 000 0.05 0.04 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.24 0.24 24%
1995  105 647 0.3% BU
1995  60 639 1.32 1.0% Proof
1996  296 278 000 0.02 0.06 0.12 0.18 0.20 0.24 0.26 36%
1996  86 501 0.3% BU
1996  67 581 1.99 1.2% Proof
1997  496 116 000 0.02 0.06 0.12 0.16 0.23 0.24 0.30 49%
1997  109 557 0.4% BU
1997  80 748 1.40 1.6% Proof

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