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Two Pounds : Commonwealth Games £2 Coins (4) | Brunel £2 Coins (2) | Olympic Games £2 Coins (3) | London Underground £2 Coins (2) | First World War £2 Coins (3) | Shakespeare £2 Coins (3) | Other £2 Coins (20)
One Pounds: Capital Cities Badges £1 Coins (4) | Floral Emblems £1 Coins (4) | Royal Diadem Crown £1 Coins (4) | Bridges £1 Coins (4) | National Emblems £1 Coins (4) | Other £1 Coins (4)
Fifty Pences: London 2012 Olympic Games 50p Coins (29) | Beatrix Potter 50p Coins (5) | Other 50p Coins (20)
Commonwealth Games £2 Coins
There were 4 coins created by The Royal Mint in 2002 to commemorate the seventeenth Commonwealth Games. These are amongst the rarest £2 coins based on numbers that entered circulation. A full set of these coins would be worth in the region of £71.75.
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (England)
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Scotland)
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Wales)
2002 XVII Commonwealth Games (Ireland)
Brunel £2 Coins
In 2006, 200 years since the birth of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Royal Mint released 2 coins to celebrate his life and achievements.
2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Paddington Station
2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer
Olympic Games £2 Coins
The 3 coins related to the Olympics are not an actual set, but have a common theme. One coin marks the centenary of the London 1908 Olympics and 2 mark the handover to and from the London 2012 games.
2008 Olympic Handover Ceremony
2008 London Olympic Games of 1908
2012 Handover to Rio
2013 London Underground - Train
2013 London Underground - Roundel
First World War £2 Coins
This will be a set of 5 when completed in 2018. With coins dedicated to the Navy, Army and Air Force (2017 First World War Aviation), the value of this part complete set would be about £11.20.
2014 First World War Centenary
2015 First World War Centenary Royal Navy
2016 First World War Centenary Army
Shakespeare £2 Coins
In 2016 The Royal Mint issued a full set of coins in a single year. The 3 coins mark the 400th anniversary of the life of William Shakespeare and include designs based on his Histories, Tragedies and Comedies.
2016 Shakespeare Histories
2016 Shakespeare Comedies
2016 Shakespeare Tragedies
Other £2 Coins
There are 20 two pound coins that are not part of a set currently in circulation. The Great Fire of London coin is a striking design that is likely to be very popular with coin hunters.
History of Technological Achievement
1999 Rugby World Cup
2001 Wireless Transmission
2003 Discovery of DNA
2004 Steam Locomotive
2005 Gunpowder Plot
2005 In Victory Magnanimity in Peace Goodwill
2007 Act of Union
2007 Abolition of the Slave Trade
2009 Robert Burns
2009 Charles Darwin
2010 Florence Nightingale
2011 King James Bible
2011 Mary Rose
2012 Charles Dickens
2013 Anniversary of the Guinea
2014 Trinity House
2015 Magna Carta
2016 Great Fire of London
Capital Cities Badges £1 Coins
Over 2 years, 2010 and 2011, 4 £1 coins entered circulation depicting the capital cities of the United Kingdom. The 2011 coins showing Edinburgh and Cardiff have the lowest coins entering circulation figures of any one pound coins.
2010 Capital cities badges Belfast
2010 Capital cities badges London
2011 Capital cities badges Cardiff
2011 Capital cities badges Edinburgh
Floral Emblems £1 Coins
Each of the 4 floral coins issued 2013-2014 carry designs based on plants associated with the four countries in the UK. Each had similar circulation mintage figures of five and a bit million which is quite low for a one pound coin.
2013 Floral emblem of England
2013 Floral emblem of Wales
2014 Floral emblem of Northern Ireland
2014 Floral emblem of Scotland
Royal Diadem Crown £1 Coins
Diadem means a jewelled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty. This set of 4 coins released over 2 periods of 4 years in 1984-1987 and 1989-1992 is quite common and often not recognised as a set.
Thistle and royal diadem
Leek and royal diadem
Flax Plant and royal diadem
Oak Tree and royal diadem
Bridges £1 Coins
Each of the 4 bridge designs are commonly found in your change as they were minted in large numbers. About 165 million entered circulation, with the 2005 Menai Bridge design accounting for nearly 100 million of those coins.
2004 Forth Railway Bridge
2005 Menai Bridge
2006 Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge
2007 Gateshead Millennium Bridge
National Emblems £1 Coins
The emblem set of one pound coins came into circulation over 2 periods of 4 years. Most designs are readily available in change, with the Lion Rampant design representing Scotland being the least common of the 4.
A Celtic Cross with a Pimpernel Flower
Three Lions passant guardant
Other £1 Coins
4 one pound coins that are not part of a set are currently in circulation. The 1988 Shield of the Royal Arms is not remarkable but was minted some time ago in a single year, so is difficult to find in your change.
1988 Shield of the Royal Arms
Shield of the Royal Arms
2015 Royal Arms
London 2012 Olympic Games 50p Coins
2011 was a big year for the 50p, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games The Royal Mint released 29 new Olympic sports designs. This more than doubled the total designs in circulation and people began collecting special coins from their change.
2011 London 2012 Olympic Aquatics
2011 London 2012 Olympic Archery
London 2012 Olympic Athletics
2011 London 2012 Olympic Badminton
2011 London 2012 Olympic Basketball
2011 London 2012 Olympic Boccia
2011 London 2012 Olympic Boxing
2011 London 2012 Olympic Canoeing
2011 London 2012 Olympic Cycling
2011 London 2012 Olympic Equestrian
2011 London 2012 Olympic Fencing
2011 London 2012 Olympic Football
2011 London 2012 Olympic Goalball
2011 London 2012 Olympic Gymnastics
2011 London 2012 Olympic Handball
2011 London 2012 Olympic Hockey
2011 London 2012 Olympic Judo
2011 London 2012 Olympic Modern Pentathlon
2011 London 2012 Olympic Rowing
2011 London 2012 Olympic Sailing
2011 London 2012 Olympic Shooting
2011 London 2012 Olympic Table Tennis
2011 London 2012 Olympic Taekwondo
2011 London 2012 Olympic Tennis
2011 London 2012 Olympic Triathlon
2011 London 2012 Olympic Volleyball
2011 London 2012 Olympic Weightlifting
2011 London 2012 Olympic Wheelchair Rugby
2011 London 2012 Olympic Wrestling
Beatrix Potter 50p Coins
This set of 5 from 2016 is a good size for collecting and the 4 character designs are adorable. The set is a great gift for children and The Royal Mint know it, see the official album on www.royalmint.com - The Beatrix Potter 50p Coin Collector Album.
Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter Anniversary
Beatrix Potter Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter Jemima Puddle-Duck
Other 50p Coins
20 fifty pence coins that are not part of a set are currently in circulation. The rarest coin in circulation is the Kew Gardens 50p.
Britannia - revised inscription
1998 European Union
2000 Public Libraries
2003 Womens Social and Political Union
2004 Roger Bannister
2005 Samuel Johnsons Dictionary
2006 Victoria Cross
Shield of the Royal Arms
2009 Kew Gardens
2013 Benjamin Britten
2013 Christopher Ironside
2014 Commonwealth Games
2015 Battle of Britain
Battle of Hastings
Last Update: 06/02/2023
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