£2 Coins in Circulation

In 1998 the now familiar bi-metallic £2 coin was introduced (the first was actually dated 1997). There had been seven different thicker £2 coins made of a single metal issued before this date but while these coins are still legal tender, they are rarely seen in circulation. Initially the first bi-metallic £2 coins were non-commemorative and used the ages of development reverse with its attractive circular patterns and the edge lettering ‘STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS’. Click on the dates below to see the £2 coin(s) issued for that year.

Edge lettering: I get a lot of enquiries about the wording on the edges of £1 and £2 coins. Note that the edge lettering can be up one way or the other, it’s completely random.

As of early 2017 there are 61 £2 coins.

Details of all £2 coins are shown below:

1986 – 1996 Single metal coins

1994 Trial Bi-metallic coin.

2poundsStandardrev1997 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev1998 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev1999 Two Pounds 2pounds1999rugbyrev1999 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2000 Two Pounds
2poundsStandardrev2001 Two Pounds 2pounds2001marcrev2001 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2002 Two Pounds 2pounds2002revENG2002 Two Pounds 2pounds2002revNI2002 Two Pounds
2pounds2002revSCO2002 Two Pounds 2pounds2002revWAL2002 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2003 Two Pounds 2pounds2003DNArev2003 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2004 Two Pounds
2pounds2004revtrev2004 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2005 Two Pounds 2pounds2005nov5th2005 Two Pounds 2pounds2005stpauls2005 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2006 Two Pounds
2pounds2006revbrunel2006 Two Pounds 2pounds2006revBbrunel2006 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2007 Two Pounds 2pounds2007revunion2007 Two Pounds 2pounds2007revslave2007 Two Pounds
2poundsStandardrev2008 Two Pounds 2pounds2008olycentr2008 Two Pounds 2pounds2008beijingr2008 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2009 Two Pounds 2pounds2009darwin2009 Two Pounds
2pounds2009burnsr2009 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2010 Two Pounds 2poundsnightingalerevjpg2010 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2011 Two Pounds 2pounds2011bible2011 Two Pounds
2pounds2011mrrev2011 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2012 Two Pounds 2pounds2012rio2012 Two Pounds 2pounds2012dickens2012 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2013 Two Pounds
2pounds2013tuberoundal2013 Two Pounds 2pounds2013tubetrain2013 Two Pounds 2pounds2013guinea2013 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2014 Two Pounds 2pounds2014wwi2014 Two Pounds
2pounds2014trinhse2014 Two Pounds 2poundsStandardrev2015 Two Pounds 2pounds2015WW1rev2015 Two Pounds (4th) 2pounds2015WW1rev2015 Two Pounds (5th) 2pounds2015Magna2015 Two Pounds (4th)
2pounds2015Magna2015 Two Pounds (5th) 2poundrev2015 Two Pounds 2poundrev2016 Two Pounds twopounds2016wwir2016 Two Pounds twopounds2016firer2016 Two Pounds
twopounds2016jesterr2016 Two Pounds twopounds2016crownswordr2016 Two Pounds twopounds2016skullr2016 Two Pounds 2poundrev2017 Two Pounds 2017 Two Pounds
2017 Two Pounds
Main Bust types
2pounds1997obv1997 2pounds1998-obv1998 – 2015 britannia2poundsobv2015 –

Text only links, in case the table above does not display correctly:
1997 (1 coin – standard Technology reverse), 1998 (1 coin – standard Technology reverse), 1999 (2 coins – Technology and Rugby World Cup), 2000 (1 coin – standard Technology reverse), 2001 (2 coins – Technology and Marconi Wireless),  2002 (5 coins – Technology and 4 coins for Commonwealth games), 2003 (2 coins – Technology and DNA) , 2004 (2 coins – Technology and Trevithick Engine), 2005 (3 coins – Technology, Gunpowder plot and End of WWII ), 2006 (3 coins – Technology and 2 coins for Brunel), 2007 (3 coins – Technology, UK Union and Slave Trade), 2008 (3 coins – Technology, 1908 Olympics and Handover to London), 2009 (3 coins – Technology, Darwin and Burns), 2010 (2 coins – Technology and Nightingale), 2011 (3 coins – Technology, Mary Rose, King James bible), 2012 (3 coins – Technology, Dickens, Handover to Rio), 2013 (4 coins – Technology, Guinea and London Underground x2), 2014 (3 coins – Technology, Kitchener and Trinity house), 2015 (5 coins – Technology, Navy, Magna Carta x2 and the new Britannia), 2016 (6 coins – Britannia, Army, Fire of London and 3 for Shakespeare). 2017 – (3 coins to date – Britannia, Jane Austen and WWI Aviation).

UK Bi-metallic £2 coin specifications:

Size: 28.4mm
Width: 2.5mm
Metal composition of gold coloured part: 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc (referred to as nickel-brass)
Metal composition of silver coloured part: 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel or copper-nickel)
Weight: 12 grammes

Comments

  1. A mcloughlin
    6th September 2016

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    If you are luckt enougb to get these coins in your change were would you sell them

    • CYC-Admin
      9th September 2016

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      Try the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/425496827611624/
      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!

      • Adam Pollard
        3rd April 2017

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        Couldn’t agree more about Ebay. The coins described as rare and very rare are absurd and damn lies in some cases. The conditions are not the standards used by coin collectors which are:
        G(Good), VG (Very Good), F (Fine), Very Fine (VF), Extremely Fine (EF), UNC (uncirculated),FDC (Fleur De Coin) – and some books also list poor and fair at the bottom end.

        • CYC-Admin
          3rd April 2017

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          In the world of decimal collectors it’s pretty much either ‘used’ or ‘BU’. I do worry that not enough emphasis is put on condition and that in years to come people would have paid too much for certain used coins and future collectors may only want the best available examples.

  2. Nik Yeomans
    2nd November 2016

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    Is there really a 2016 Fire of London with 4th portrait? Logically there shouldn’t be as 5th portrait has already been introduced. this would make 58 coins rather than 59.

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd November 2016

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      Thanks Nik! I appear to have not been paying attention when creating the table (the dangers of copy and pasting). You’re right, only the 2015 Royal Navy coin and the Magna Carta coin exist with both 4th and 5th portraits.

  3. Geoff Rothwell
    9th December 2016

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    The Royal mint suggests there are four 2015 coins, one of each type that you mention, whereas you are suggesting there are five coins (2x Magna Carta, 4th & 5th portrait) Could you clarify, please?
    I am a novice collector so could very well have misunderstood!

    • CYC-Admin
      11th December 2016

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      There are certainly 2 of each of the Navy and Magna Carta (4th and 5th portraits). The 4th portraits were included in sets only so won’t normally be found in circulation.

    • Carolyn
      24th February 2017

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      Hi Geoff I have just got a two pound coin in my change and in the middle it has written”in the begining was the world” but then it is written again on the same side same words only back to front is this one you are looking for?
      Regards
      Carolyn

  4. Steven
    15th December 2016

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    I’ve got a very nice condition 1998 (shame it’s not a 99) standing on the shoulder of Giants. I think I probably took it out of circulation in 1998. Is it worth keeping, (I have no reason to) or should I just spend it.

    • CYC-Admin
      15th December 2016

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      In perfect condition they are always worth keeping! Even though there will always be loads available in perfect condition – you got it from change instead of being lazy and buying the set.

  5. C Ward
    23rd December 2016

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    Thank you for the excellent information. My daughter found a very shiny single metal 2 pound coin dated 1986 which I assumed must be fake – until I found your website! She’s now thrilled to have a special coin.

  6. N Curtis
    2nd January 2017

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    I have in my collection a Shakespeare Tragedies £2 with the 4th portrait. The portrait side is the same as the Standing on the shoulders of Giants issues and as such it has no value anywhere on it. Also it has no edge inscription. The quality of it indicates it is a proof issue although I got mine in change from an ice cream van at a show in Great Malvern in July. So far, I cannot find anything out about this. Looks like is is an unknown mule. Definately not a fake, quality is way too good.

  7. Melanie Serag
    4th January 2017

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    I have found a fake £2.00 coin with Britannia on it. I live in the Swansea valley. I receive the coin in my change at a local shop. What shall I do with it ?
    Thank you
    Melanie Serag

    • CYC-Admin
      5th January 2017

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      Well technically it’s illegal to spend a known fake, but I suspect someone would probably pay more than £2 for it as an interesting curio. Some people collect fakes.

  8. Amyyvonnehutchins@outlook.com
    5th January 2017

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    Hi I have 3 all gold £2 are they worth anything

    • CYC-Admin
      5th January 2017

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      Assuming you mean the pre 1997 chunky type, then usually they are worth a bit more than face value unless in awful condition.

  9. Candyman
    9th January 2017

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    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.
    Is this worth more than its face value because I read that there were only 995 minted.

    • CYC-Admin
      9th January 2017

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      No, there are lots around circulating at the moment. Some pay a little more than face value if they can’t find one and want one.

  10. Anne
    11th January 2017

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    I have a 1707/2017 coin any use in keeping it

    • CYC-Admin
      11th January 2017

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      The jigsaw Union £2? If you want to keep it, keep it. Don’t expect to retire just yet though.

    • Shirley Moon
      26th April 2017

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      Hi I have 1807 coin 2007 issued

  11. Elizabeth
    13th January 2017

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    Good Day
    My name is Liz
    I am a new coin collector and in wanting to add to my already small existing collection. I purchased a Kew Gardens on ebay but I have a funny sensation about this coin and I am wondering if you can help me in identifying wheather it is genuine or fake could i please email a photo to you.

  12. Ralf Edge
    16th January 2017

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    Hi, The Guy Fawkes £2 edging on my examples either reads “Pemember Pemember the fifth of November” or “Remember Remember the fifth of November”, as I understood it it’s a mistake and it’s only ever the word Remember that’s sometimes Pemember and it doesn’t happen on November… Are you sure there are Novembep examples out there?? Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      17th January 2017

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      As it’s only a blocked element of the retaining collar it’s very likely that the end R’s also lose the tail and become a ‘P’. 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.

  13. sharon Willis
    16th January 2017

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    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

  14. Jo
    19th January 2017

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    Hi! I am new in this and just found a IWW 2014 £2 coin in perfect conditions in my change. Is it worth more than its face value? Thanks!

  15. Sean Brown
    24th January 2017

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    Hi i have a 2016 magna carta £2 coin with DEI GRA REG with what i think is a 4th portrait of the queen with IRB initials, it also has no lettering around outside of the coin, i cannot find a 2016 magna carta coin in circulation therefore is it a fake?

    • CYC-Admin
      25th January 2017

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      Yes, it’s normal for the Chinese made forgeries to have missing edge lettering and quite coarse milling instead of the finer ridges on real coins.

  16. tammy
    27th January 2017

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    I read the guy falls pemember pemember is worth £16 . Is that true? Also I have some of the top 10 rarest £1 coins. Are they worth keeping or do I sell them before the pound coin is no longer legal in October.

  17. Kim wallis
    30th January 2017

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    My daughter kept 2 £2 coins as she liked the designs..one was the 2014 kitchener and the other one which we have just found out that its one of the 2007 slavery ones with the wording up side down..is this coin worth anything please?

    • CYC-Admin
      31st January 2017

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      No, afraid not. The writing on the edge can be up one way or the other, it’s completely random.

  18. Jhon
    31st January 2017

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    What is the most expensive 2 pound coin and 50p coins ? I have lots of them

    • CYC-Admin
      31st January 2017

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      Generally any that have above 1 on the collectability scale and also any that are in perfect condition are worth more than face value. You’ll have to buy the new book in a few weeks!

    • william Fisher
      25th February 2017

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      i have a 2015 two pound coin dose it make any difference on what side the date is on

      • CYC-Admin
        1st March 2017

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        It should be on the heads side.

        • Sonny
          15th April 2017

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          You say it should be on the heads side, but I have two coins 2015 witrh the date on the tail side!

          • CYC-Admin
            15th April 2017

            Which coins exactly?

  19. Reilly Rutherford
    3rd February 2017

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    Hey, im incredibly new to coin collecting (started 6 minutes ago) so this probably sounds stupid but if the writing on the side of the coin is facing away from the queen does that mean it’s upside down?

    • CYC-Admin
      5th February 2017

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      I suspect in your 7th minute you probably found the posts that ask the same question about the writing on the edge and learned that the writing is totally random and can be up one way or the other. 😉

    • Les Kent
      29th April 2017

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      Hi Reilly
      I dont know if you got a reply but this is how it works
      The queens head is the front of the coin ( THE OBVERSE )
      and the picture is the back of the coin (THE REVERSE ) so
      with the queens head face up and the edge inscription is
      readable (like a book ) thats the right way up and the other
      is up side down.
      BUT remember ALL coins with an edge inscription have a
      right way up & an upside down, some are harder to find
      than others but NONE of them are rare.
      all £1, ALL £2, & MOST £5 have an inscription or edge
      marks.
      I hope this helps
      RegaRDS
      Les.

      • CYC-Admin
        29th April 2017

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        Neither way is upside down Les. If you had 1000 of the same coins, statistically half would be up one way and the other half up the other way.

        • Derek Waters
          17th May 2017

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          With all of the fuss some people make about edge inscriptions, does this then mean if 50% of coins have it one way and 50% the other then the mintages should be halved for all edge inscribed coins and people would then need to collect one of each to have a full set. This would then give the 2015 Royal Navy a figure of 325,000 for each type nudging it a lot closer to the Kew gardens 50p.

          • CYC-Admin
            17th May 2017

            It’s never really been a thing in the past, but yes you are right, there are statistically half the mintage one way up and half the mintage the other. Most people don’t bother collecting both ways though and where there is no extra demand there should be no higher prices. In other words it shouldn’t make a difference. For a coin with over 400k made (inc those in sets and packs) the Kew is vastly overvalued, but anything is worth what someone else is prepared to pay and the Kew 50p is certainly hanging in there, remaining expensive!

  20. Jane Robbins
    7th February 2017

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    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. Is this worth anything? Many thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      7th February 2017

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      A lot of £2 coins end up losing the little dots in the join between the two metals.

  21. Helen Bruten
    8th February 2017

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    I have an all gold £2 coin. 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. The edging says SIC VOS NON VOBIS. I can’t see it listed here. Is this real? Many thanks.

  22. Marie
    9th February 2017

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    CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
    I HAVE A 2006 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
    £2 COIN…..
    AND ALSO I HAVE A 2009 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. WITH ROBERT BURNS 1759 £2 COIN.
    CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THEY ARE WORTH ANYTHING PLEASE

  23. Emma
    9th February 2017

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    I have a £2 2005 coin marking the 400th anniversary of the gunpowder plot. On the side, it says: “Pemember Remember the fifth of November”. Would this coin be more valuable? Thanks

  24. Emma
    17th February 2017

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    Do you know of any websites who have any information on the rarity of isle of man, jersey and Gibraltar coins? I have looked myself but cannot find any. Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      18th February 2017

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      Info is a bit sparse for those. 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. the IOM Christmas and Viking 50p’s and some of the Jersey coins and territory £2 coins in general.

  25. Phil H
    18th February 2017

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    Thank you very much for publishing this information for free. I’ve recently started collecting and regularly use this site for reference 👍

  26. pgarsden49@gmail.com
    24th February 2017

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    I have found a £2 coins, ” The Mary Rose “, in my change.
    On the Queen’Street head side, there is a date of 2015.
    As understand it, that coin wasn’t issued in that year. Am I correct ?

  27. Sasha
    27th February 2017

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    I found a £2 coin in my change, type 35,The Army 2016. Is it worth more than the face value or it it common coin in circulation? Thanks

  28. Gill
    28th February 2017

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    Hi
    I have a Mary Rose 2011, and a Rugby 1999. I’m not a collector or a dealer, just save the coins for the fun and then cash in later. Are these of any use to collectors?

    • CYC-Admin
      28th February 2017

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      The Mary Rose one is a little more popular at the moment due to media hype and people believing that the mintage figures of mass produced decimal coins are in some way significant. In short, you should be able to get a bit more than £2 for it.

  29. BRIDGET
    3rd March 2017

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    I HAVE A 2POUND COIN 2016 THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
    IS THIS WORTH ANYTHING.THANK YOU.

  30. Sarah
    5th March 2017

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    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. I didn’t examine them all but the ones I looked at seemed much lighter in weight than the current ones. I refused to accept them. Was I correct to think they were fakes?

    • CYC-Admin
      5th March 2017

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      No, you probably should have taken them. All of the single metal coins tend to find owners over face value and even fake ones are of interest to some people (not that I’ve ever seen any fakes of the older £2 coins but it’s possible I suppose).

  31. Craig walker
    11th March 2017

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    Hi I have a technology with 4th portrait. Which is at a 90′ rotation to the tail side, is this normal

    • CYC-Admin
      12th March 2017

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      No, it’s not normal, but I’m sure I saw one on Facebook recently. What date is it?

  32. David Royle
    12th March 2017

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    Hi, do you know the montage figures yet for the 2016 £2 coins?

  33. Frank McKay
    14th March 2017

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    Hello I have come across a 2007 £2 coin 1807 Abolish the Slavery with inscription I am Not a Man and a Brother but to read the text you have to switch the coin from Queens head to the reverse side of the coin. My friend said it could be a rare coin but i’m never that lucky to find anything rare. Please could you advise me. Plus a 2001 Standing on the Shoulders of Giants £2 which i have also been told is rare would be grateful for any advice Thank you.

  34. rob
    6th April 2017

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    I’ve got a very proof looking/frosted £2 coin. 2016, Fifth head, ages of man reverse, but no inscription on the edge.

    Chinese fake?

    • CYC-Admin
      6th April 2017

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      Yes, no inscription on the edge is a big Chinese fake giveaway (as is the often proof like appearance).

  35. emily
    7th April 2017

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    I am 22 and have been collecting coins for a while. The only £2’s I don’t have are 3/4 of the commonwealths and the new 2017 editions (which I ma very excited for). I have only just come across your website but your information is great. Thankyou!

  36. Stuart Perchard
    14th April 2017

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    I have a commemorative bill of rights 1689~1989 £2 coin still in it’s plastic case, can you tell me if it’s worth anything

    • CYC-Admin
      14th April 2017

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      Yes, but not a massive amount. I believe all of the plastic cases were unofficial. Usually they were put in them by banks etc and not actually sold by the Royal Mint like that.

  37. Yvonne
    17th April 2017

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    Hi
    I recently bought a silver proof 2011 King James Bible coin
    it came without a C.O.A I have tried to sell it on Ebay but NO interest .I see that C.O.A are available on Ebay for £3.95 Are these fake too ? Would this increase my chance of getting a decent price for it ?
    And is it me ? when I try to purchase from Ebay prices are High and when I want to sell no one will pay what it’s really worth . Where is the best place to sell ? Thanx Yvonne

    • CYC-Admin
      17th April 2017

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      I don’t know Yvonne, without seeing it etc. I think a lot of the bidding on ebay is shill bidding, i.e. people getting their mates or wives to bid things up artificially.

    • Yvonne
      30th May 2017

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      Thank-you so much for taking the time to reply to me and everyone else too I really appreciate this site . You have stopped me from looking silly and helped me appreciate the true value and history of my £2 collection .
      Hopefully I am close to the end of my 61 £2 collection I just hope that one day someone will appreciate that I actually finished something

  38. Sarah
    18th April 2017

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    I have a William Shakespeare £2 with the skull on and I’m not sure if it’s worth keeping or not ?

    • CYC-Admin
      18th April 2017

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      I can’t decide on whether something you have is worth keeping, or not. If you mean will it be worth a fortune in the future, then no, I don’t really see a huge potential.

  39. Kasia
    21st April 2017

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    Hi,I have very shiny Magna Carta 2015-2016 2 pound coin, which one is not straight, the inside part is popping out. Is this coin worth any money?

    • CYC-Admin
      21st April 2017

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      Saw your post on the Facebook group, as mentioned there it is indeed a Chinese fake.

  40. Kieran
    26th April 2017

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    Evening, I have to hand a WW1 2015 coin. 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.

    Anyway, on the opposite side it says ‘2 pounds’ instead of ‘two pounds like I’ve seen on other ones online and my other two pound coins…

    Have I got a mistake ? Or have I got a fake?

    Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      26th April 2017

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      It sounds like the 5th portrait one. The wording is different to the other type, in fact that’s the easy way of telling the 4th portrait coin from the 5th.

  41. karen gregory
    2nd May 2017

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    a friend of mine has a 2p coin made in 10p material dated 1986, can’t find any information anywhere about similar coins. 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?

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd May 2017

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      Coins in the wrong metal are indeed rare but there are a number of checks that would need to be made – the weight and size to start with but ultimately the only way of verifying that is isn’t plated in a silver coloured metal is with something called an XRF tester machine. 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. Please email pictures.

  42. Henny
    3rd May 2017

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    I have 3 WW1 £2 coins with the heads on that have dates on the tails side @ 2 £2 coins trinity house that also have dates on the tails side – what is the coin book called that you mention

  43. Russ
    4th May 2017

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    Hi, if the writing is upside down on a £2 is random does that mean that the upside down ones do not have any greater value? My father has a number of them.

  44. nathan
    5th May 2017

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    I have an inverted image 2016 £2 coin and wanted to know the value

  45. Mike
    6th May 2017

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    Hi, I’ve recently been saving unusual coins now for about 6 months (basically coins that I’ve not seen before)
    I recently got a 2016 Britannia £2 coin and I was looking at the edge inscription… and to me… were it should say “Quatuor” mine looks more like “Qu41uor” the A looks more like a 4 and the T looks like a number 1. I cant seem to find any pictures of the edge inscription on more of these coins… is that how they all look ?

    • CYC-Admin
      6th May 2017

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      I had to check one and certainly the slant on it makes the ‘A’ look a bit like a ‘4’. 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. Rather similar to the issues with other edge lettering, especially the PEMEMBEP instead of REMEMBER etc on the Guy Fawkes £2.

  46. danny
    16th May 2017

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    hi can anyone tell me if the ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL£” coin has minting errors because i have one with the milled beading around the queens head miss alined and off centre

    and clearly the beading is stamped on both gold and silver parts on my coin when its only supposed to be stamped on the silver part

    cheers

    • CYC-Admin
      16th May 2017

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      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. It isn’t right, but it’s more mass production sloppiness rather than an actual error.

  47. David
    19th May 2017

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    Hi I have 6 2015 Royal Navy £2 coins but 2 of them don’t have any outer writing are these fake

    • CYC-Admin
      19th May 2017

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      Yes, almost certain to be fakes as they are known with no edge writing.

  48. Dave
    4th June 2017

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    Are any technology ones of value ? I have about 2000 and wondered if it was worth sifting through them.

    • CYC-Admin
      4th June 2017

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      Oddly some people do pay more for fake coins and if you’ve been saving them since they were introduced look out for shiny (as new-like as possible) 1999 coins as they are very sought after in perfect condition.

  49. Sam
    4th June 2017

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    I have quite a selection of £2 coins now. Thanks to CYC website and app I can keep track. I do. Have two coins that don’t seem to be on here.

    Both £2 coins. One has a manx cat and the other has a sports car. Do you have any info on these? Thanks and keep up the great work on the site

    • CYC-Admin
      5th June 2017

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      Both are Isle of Man coins. Currently the site is just UK mainland but I may well add the UK territories in the future.

  50. Charlie G
    22nd June 2017

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    Dear Sir/Madam
    I’ve recently inherited a large amount of foreign coins, some are really pretty (but probably worthless) where can I get quality information like your site offers on Foreign Coins?
    Kind regards
    Charlie

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd June 2017

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      Numista.com is good for foreign coins, but most will need to be of high quality (or very old) to have any value.

  51. Mark
    25th June 2017

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    I have 30ish g . Navy 2 pounds. With milled edge. No date on 4th portrait side.is this what I thought it was. Thin and heavy?

  52. Jake
    30th June 2017

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    I am quite new to coin collecting, but I am trying to acquire all the £2 coins in BU condition, if I got them all(obviously more will be produced until they stopped production). Along with the RM collectors booklet could you give a rough ‘guess-timate’ on the value for them as a complete set?

    • CYC-Admin
      9th July 2017

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      People that collect prefer to gather things themselves and don’t usually go for a ready-made collection, so for that reason I’d say they are worth the sum of the value of the individual coins. In fact probably a little less as to entice people into buying a lot of coins you really have to offer them slightly cheaply or there is no advantage over amassing them as single coins. Also many people don’t have enough funds to buy lots of coins at once. Completing a ‘set’ of modern coins should be done with the focus on having a complete run of something and that achievement. They are worth whatever the next person is willing to pay for them.

  53. Tania Ziegler
    21st July 2017

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    Hi. I’ve got a Pemember Remember £2 coin, reasonably common BUT also there is no “i” in Fifth. Totally blank space, not worn away because the grooves are complete in the space. Is this a collector’s item?

    • CYC-Admin
      21st July 2017

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      I wouldn’t have thought so. It’s a curio that someone may pay a bit more than face value for, but it would probably be hard to find someone as the overall quality isn’t that great on modern coins.

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