2018 Two Pounds

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Eight different 2018 £2 coins have been issued so far this year. The standard Britannia reverse coin, the Frankenstein commemorative, the Anniversary of the RAF (badge), the WWI Armistice coin, three further RAF Anniversary coins and one of three coins due to mark Captain James Cook.

The Standard £2 Coin:

Obverse Type 3 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

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Reverse Type (design by Anthony Dufort):

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Edge: QUATUOR MARIA VINDICO (I will claim the four seas).

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known.

The story behind the design:

The new obverse portrait by (Mr) Jody Clark was introduced in March 2015 and replaces the previous Ian Rank-Broadley portrait on all circulating coins.

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 42: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by Thomas T. Docherty):

Edge: A SPARK OF BEING.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

To mark 200 years since the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, one of the best known horror novels ever written.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 43: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by Rhys Morgan):

Edge: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, featuring the RAF badge (coin 1 of the series).

https://www.raf.mod.uk/

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 44: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by Stephen Raw):

Edge: WILFRED OWEN KILLED IN ACTION 4 NOV 1918.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

The fifth and final £2 to mark the events of WWI. This coin marks the armistice of 1918. The edge refers to Wilfred Owen, who was probably the best known poet of WWI. He was killed in action one week before the armistice.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/wilfred-owen

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 45: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by R and N Talbot):

Edge: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, featuring Spitfire aircraft in flight (coin 2 of the series).

https://www.raf.mod.uk/

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 46: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by R and N Talbot):

Edge: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, featuring a Vulcan aircraft in flight (coin 3 of the series).

https://www.raf.mod.uk/

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 47: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by Gary Breeze):

Edge: OCEANI  INVESTIGATOR  ACERRIMVS.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 250th anniversary of the voyage of the Captain James Cook’s ship, the HM Bark Endeavour and its voyage of discovery. This is the first in a series of three coins. The ship has recently been restored:

www.hmbarkendeavour.co.uk/

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 48: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by R and N Talbot):

2018 £2 Coins Sea King

Edge: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, featuring a Sea King in flight (coin 4 of the series).

https://www.raf.mod.uk/

 

Commemorative £2 Coin, Type 49: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type 3b (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type (design by R and N Talbot):

Edge: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, currently available in sets only.

The story behind the design:

Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Air Force, featuring a Lightning II in flight (coin 5 of the series).

https://www.raf.mod.uk/

 

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