App (currently only for Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googlemail.krivzy_apps.Check_Your_Change The new £2 ($3.49) coin, issued to mark 75 years since Wells' death, includes imagery from two of his most celebrated books, and was described by the Royal Mint as a "spine-chilling design" when it was unveiled on Monday. Geoff Rothwell CYC-Admin And even if it is in the wrong metal the prices people pay for them tend to be a bit more down to earth than the media would have you believe. After decimalisation they became part of the “Collectors’ Coins” series and have been published annually for 53 years. I am always on the look out for different coins and notes in my change and today I received the 2016 Britannia £2.00 coin, which you are using as your Admin icon. 9th November 2017, Please email me pictures: info@checkyourchange.co.uk, Peter Lewis Anthony Boyce CYC-Admin £50.00. CYC-Admin Is this a collector’s item? THIS IS A BAD CAST Metal composition of silver coloured part: 75% copper, 25% nickel. 17th November 2017. WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901... Stylised figure of an athlete holding a banner and the inscription XVII Commonwealth Games 2002. 3rd January 2018. I have a £2 pound coin with 1999 date on it. Candyman The Australian two-dollar coin is the highest-denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Also the queens head lines up with the words Reg Fid not the words Dei Gra is the a rare mistake in the minting process. I am a fan of the collective information supplied which is excellent, keep up the good work. Missing dots are very common on all types of £2 coins (where dots are present). Thank you, CYC-Admin I have only just come across your website but your information is great. 17th June 2018, How do you get a valuation if you have one of the coins listed, CYC-Admin Thanks, CYC-Admin 12th February 2019, Yes it is. Seven single metal gold coloured thicker coins were issued before this date. It replaced the Australian two-dollar note due to having a longer circulatory life. I have a Charles Dickens one too, that is missing the dots underneath the Queen’s head, which is being sold on eBay for a lot – is this a printing error, or is the seller misinformed please? The design depicts the moment of a baton handover in a relay race. I’m not a collector or a dealer, just save the coins for the fun and then cash in later. Don’t expect to retire just yet though. The whole design is overlaid with a linking jigsaw motif and surrounded by the dates "1707" and "2007", and the denomination "TWO POUNDS", The date "1807" with the "0" depicted as a broken chain link, surrounded by the inscription "AN ACT FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE" and the date "2007", A flag showing the five Olympic rings being passed from a hand on the left to a hand on the right. [18], British coin denominating two pounds sterling, This article is about the circulating £2 coins first issued 1998 (dated 1997) and the commemorative coins issued from 1986 to 1996. I don’t know Yvonne, without seeing it etc. LOOKING HAT THE HEAD AND CROWN ITS A MESS. Added now. The old coin will remain legal tender until October 15 … Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction. Happy days. Dee Calvert The coin was introduced on 15 June 1998 (coins minted 1997) after a review of the United Kingdom's coinage decided that a general-circulation £2 coin was needed. of Wellington. 18th January 2018. It would be interesting to count 1,000 coins and see what the ratio is. CYC-Admin WITH ROBERT BURNS 1759 £2 COIN. 14th August 2019. 7th August 2019. Hello Mr Perkins. people getting their mates or wives to bid things up artificially. 24th March 2019. I’ve certainly come across a couple of people on Facebook groups that seem to be pretty clued up on certain territory coins, e.g. It sounds like the 5th portrait one. Suzanne Newbold AND THERE IS A BEARD . I work in a shop and this week had a customer with piles of single metal £2 coins – some were the 1989 bill of rights, others appeared to be Scottish and others from the Ascension Islands. 1959) Imprint. The comparative rarity of the Maklouf-effigy coins has led to an urban myth that they are much more valuable than the other coins, but this is not true – there were over 13 million 1997-dated £2 coins issued. Hi I have a collection of £2 coins (61 to be exact) 18th February 2017. 17th August 2017, Dear: CYC Admin ! Hi £2 coin United Nations of peace. [16], Current £2 coins are legal tender to any amount. No, afraid not. 21st July 2017. (Newton was Warden and later Master of the Royal Mint. Have I got a mistake ? 29th April 2017. I can’t decide on whether something you have is worth keeping, or not. Click on the dates below to see the £2 coin(s) issued for that year. No, there are lots around circulating at the moment. CYC-Admin Well yes, none are the right way up and none are the wrong way up, they are just however they randomly come. CYC-Admin Currently the site is just UK mainland but I may well add the UK territories in the future. 9th February 2017, It’s one of the earlier single metal type coins, 4th one down on this page: https://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/single-metal-two-pound-coins-1986-1996/, CAN ANYONE HELP ME? Or, offer them on ebay/shpock etc. The 2002 Irish Commonwealth Games £2 coin has a slightly higher mintage than the Claim of Rights coin, but its never mentioned by coin collectors. Would like some advice about a 2 pound coin I have. Hi. C Ward David Royle On the 31st July 2006, the Reserve Bank introduced new smaller and lighter 10, 20 and 50 cent coins made of plated steel. Do you know anything about this one? And due to the new £1 there seems to be less demand in general for the £2 coin in normal use. The queens head looks to be 1st generation (I’m very new to this so apologise if I’m using the wrong terminology) and ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D. The other side has 1694 – 1994, swirly Bank of England text and a small oval picture in the middle. Along with the RM collectors booklet could you give a rough ‘guess-timate’ on the value for them as a complete set? On eBay someone is selling an Isle of Man £2 coin for £1200 !! Offa, an Anglo-Saxon king, introduced the first English coin known as the penny around 790 A.D.; it was made entirely of silver. Thanx Yvonne, CYC-Admin However it does not have the small DG that should be next to the 7 on the reverse side. am I missing something or is it coming soon? Hi Reilly Thank you I also have a Guy Fawkes £2 coin with the markings the same as yours. There is a book or an app to answer all the valuations kinds of questions. Yes, but not a massive amount. Very Rare 2p Coin - 1983 2 New Pence Coin (Uncirculated Two Pence Pre 1983 coin) £3,000.00. The older coins remain legal tender but are rarely seen in circulation. is up side down. It is on the 1999 £2 page here https://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/2-pound-coins/1999-two-pounds/, Nik Yeomans My name is Liz Is this real please?! No, not really. Hi Tania, 1st February 2018. CYC-Admin I’m afraid it’s all made up tabloid rubbish with the text on the edge. At the same time in 1994 the Royal Mint produced a mono-metallic trial two-pound coin, with the same ship reverse and inscription, but otherwise similar to the earlier commemorative coins. A representation of the London Underground logo with "1863" above and "2013" below, A recreation of the design on what became known as the "spade guinea": a shield with the arms of King George III. With “something will turn up” on the side. Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/425496827611624/ I don’t know what the original source of the info was (it’s likely I saw one years ago), but it is highly likely that they can exist like that. In 1892, a new Liberty head design created by Charles E. Barber (the ‘Barber’ quarter is named after the designer) was placed on the quarter. 2nd April 2019. 14th April 2017. The new bi-metallic coin design replaced a series of commemorative, uni-metallic coins which were issued between 1986 and 1996 to celebrate special occasions. Peter W Which is at a 90′ rotation to the tail side, is this normal, CYC-Admin Like the one dollar, the two dollar coin replaced the note of the same denomination which had a short service life through high use. Is there any collectable value to this coin?. One color is this just a basic two pound coin had it about fourteen yrs. Often the quality is worryingly good and they do often have a proof like appearance. Lv 7. Hi Admin, I have the coin that you display in your Profile PIc, 2016 very new and shiny. My daughter has been saving 2 pound coins for 7 years now and there are a few different ones can anyone tell me how I could find out if they are worth anything PLEASE, Hi, thanks for all the info, very interesting read. Many thanks. Generally any that have above 1 on the collectability scale and also any that are in perfect condition are worth more than face value. 12th January 2018. I can’t be sure of exactly what you mean though, without seeing pictures. Not sure about the gap, that isn’t usually seen (not an air gap at least, but sometimes there is what appears to be a small gap between the metals), but it could be from where someone has pushed out the middle and put it back in. Steve Hewson Helen Bruten 2 What term for the current geological epoch was coined in 2000? 16th January 2017, My son has a £2 coin it is the one with the steam engine on, but there is no date on it, nor on the side HRH head and around the edge is nothing, has he got a fake , thank you for your help I have tried looking but just getting totally confused, Normally it should be on the tails side, to the left of the funnel. Width: 2.5mm. The last £1 banknote was issued in 1984 and ceased to be legal tender on 11 March 1988. CYC-Admin First launched in June 1998, the bi-metallic coin was the first of its kind since tin farthings, with a copper plug in … Thanks, there was on the 2018 page but not on the summary page. I don’t think it would take much wear (to the thing that imparts the lettering) for it to end up looking like 4’s and 1’s. 9th September 2016. 10th October 2017. 18th February 2018. Or lots of people sell on ebay, but that can be a rather a wash of badly described coins being sold by chancers for silly money! To avoid confusion between the old and new coinage all three coins had the word 'NEW' incorporated into the reverse design. 2nd January 2018. But it was the coin's inaccuracies that terrified fans of the author. I am 22 and have been collecting coins for a while. It’s quite common for the beading around the middle part of the coin to end up lost in the join or partially on the brass coloured part. 18th February 2017, Thank you very much for publishing this information for free. You’ll have to buy the new book in a few weeks! Hi,I have very shiny Magna Carta 2015-2016 2 pound coin, which one is not straight, the inside part is popping out. CYC-Admin Two cent coins were produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Mint Melbourne branch, the Royal Mint Perth branch, and the Royal Mint, Llantrisant. 10th October 2018. CYC-Admin Is it possible to confirm which coins from the full list have not been circulated? Either a 4th or 5th I’m not sure how to work out from your images, but it’s the one with the battle ships. Hi, Your narrative above the pictures states there are 73 coins, but you show pictures of 74 ? 31st January 2017. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Collectors-Coins-Decimal-Issues-Kingdom/dp/094896488X/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=predecimalcoi-21&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=094896488X. 7th February 2017, Hi there, I have a 1945-2005 St. Paul’s cathedral £2 coin and the dots around the queens head start then fade away, so not fully going around. I have been trying to find out how, where and when the 2018 The original reverse design of the frill-necked lizard has not been changed since the introduction. The obverse of each coin in the set features Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark’s coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. 14th January 2019, It’s almost certainly a real one. Answer Save. N Curtis With milled edge. Many thanks, CYC-Admin Some people collect fakes. Edge lettering up the wrong way? 13th January 2017. CYC-Admin 20th February 2018. The inscription on the reverse read ROYAL MINT TRIAL 1994 with an edge inscription based on the one pound coin which read DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XLVI, meaning "An ornament and a safeguard – [in the] 46th year of [her] reign". I know that 2 unusual 2p’s made in the 10 pence material have been sold but I can’t find any info for coins of this date? The familiar bi-metallic UK £2 coin was introduced in 1998 (the first was actually dated 1997). CYC-Admin The beacon of a lighthouse shining out to left and right. It was first issued on 20 June 1988, having been in planning since the mid-1970s. You have stopped me from looking silly and helped me appreciate the true value and history of my £2 collection . 5th July 2020. As a consequence a tenth of a pound coin was introduced to test public opinion. 19th January 2017, Sean Brown Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/094896488X?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=094896488X&linkCode=xm2&tag=predecimalcoi-21, I have a £2 2005 coin marking the 400th anniversary of the gunpowder plot. Is this worth more than its face value because I read that there were only 995 minted. all £1, ALL £2, & MOST £5 have an inscription or edge Isn’t that just mincing words, because you could also say that none are the right way up, just trying to keep it simple? CYC-Admin The reverse design features Britannia. Hi! I have in my collection a Shakespeare Tragedies £2 with the 4th portrait. BUT remember ALL coins with an edge inscription have a £2 coins are legal tender to any amount when offered in repayment of a debt; however, the coin's legal tender status is not normally relevant for everyday transactions. Charlie, CYC-Admin CYC-Admin 3rd April 2017. Phil H CYC-Admin It is meant to be random, but I wonder if there is something in the production process that makes it more likely that the writing will be right way up with the queen’s head upper. Hi, I have a 1998 Isle of Man £2 coin with pictures of cars on it. Never seen one before, only the bi metal ones. [1] The new bi-metallic coin design replaced a series of commemorative, uni-metallic coins which were issued between 1986 and 1996 to celebrate special occasions. Charlie G https://www.checkyourchange.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2pounds2004revtrev.jpg. She’s now thrilled to have a special coin. The one pound coin was introduced into circulation on 21 April 1983. Relevance. I responded to your email quicker! 16th February 2018. Hello John. Yes, almost certain to be fakes as they are known with no edge writing. Numista.com is good for foreign coins, but most will need to be of high quality (or very old) to have any value. There are certainly 2 of each of the Navy and Magna Carta (4th and 5th portraits). I’ve heard of those and know there is a variety with RARACING on the car but I don’t think it’s a particularly valuable coin. Britannia £2 2016. There are fake £2 coins in circulation but those beads around the middle silver part are a not a good indicator – most real ones are not properly central and can be on the gold coloured part or even lost in the join between the 2 metals. It is the same shape as the 12-sided threepenny bit, which was in circulation from 1937 until decimalisation in 1971. The tetradrachm, with the owl's head stamped on it, was the first great trade coin in the world circulating from 510 to 38 BC. I didn’t examine them all but the ones I looked at seemed much lighter in weight than the current ones. Stephen T-J The 1994 pieces were never legal tender but were eventually released for sale as part of a presentation set in 1998. 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