The conditions are not the standards used by coin collectors which are: You’ll have to buy the new book in a few weeks! But a more difficult to find coin is really valuable to me! Carolyn, Steven So my dilemma, do I still spend them …………. The Check Your Change Collectability scale,,,,,,,,, THANK FOR YOUR PAGE, CYC-Admin 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’. Change Checker, a coin dealing website, suggest that the Inverted Effigy may have affected as few as around just 3,250 coins. "Decimal Day" was 15 February 1971. Generally any that have above 1 on the collectability scale and also any that are in perfect condition are worth more than face value. Thanks. 10th October 2018. Often the quality is worryingly good and they do often have a proof like appearance. [n 1], The reverse of the regular-issue coin, designed by Bruce Rushin, bears a concentric design symbolically representing technological development from the Iron Age, through the Industrial Revolution and the Electronic Age to the Internet, with the inscription TWO POUNDS above the design and the date below. I think a lot of the bidding on ebay is shill bidding, i.e. Stephen T-J 30th September 2018. Couldn’t agree more about Ebay. Is that true? Dee Calvert No, not really. 11th January 2017. There were two coins, one specially minted for the people of Scotland, and the other for the rest of the Uk. [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. The owl was the attribute of the city goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom. 17th September 2018. Is it worth more than the face value or it it common coin in circulation? Surrounding inscription "MAGNA CARTA" with "1215 - 2015" below, Comedy - Jester's hat and stick. This was the first bi-metallic coin to be produced for circulation in Britain since the tin farthing with a copper plug produced in 1692, and is the highest denomination coin in common circulation in the UK. Surrounding inscription "WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE" with "2016" below, History - crown with a dagger through the middle of the crown. CYC-Admin You can buy a typical specimen of a Seated Liberty quarter for around $20 to $30. Again, it follows the usual Commonwealth Games £2 coin design, but feature the cross of St. George, and sells for similar prices to the Scottish coin – about £10. Free postage. Definately not a fake, quality is way too good. M. McInnes Would there be a weight difference between a genuine £2 coin and a fake. Thanks, CYC-Admin WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901... Stylised figure of an athlete holding a banner and the inscription XVII Commonwealth Games 2002. But this one the T is very close to the silver circle and the A is half vanished in between the silver and gold. The edging says SIC VOS NON VOBIS. Is it possible to confirm which coins from the full list have not been circulated? Please could you advise me. 24th February 2017, 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? william Fisher Width: 2.5mm. The coin has the edge inscription STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS, a quote taken from a letter by Isaac Newton to Robert Hooke, in which he describes how his work was built on the knowledge of those that had gone before him. Thin and heavy? Between 1926 and 1930, a new coinage was introduced, consisting of cupro-nickel 20 and 50 lepta, 1 and 2 drachmae, nickel 5 drachmae and silver 10 and 20 drachmae coins. CYC-Admin 17th November 2017. It’s just me manning the website and I could answer the same questions about “what’s this or that worth” all day long, in fact I used to for years but then I realised it wasn’t paying the bills. 26th February 2019. The various charts and graphs of ‘rarest’ coins are basically just hype. ‘TIS A SPLENDID THING (, A representation of the famous recruitment poster featuring. I have about 2000 and wondered if it was worth sifting through them. Tania Ziegler I have quite a selection of £2 coins now. Would this be a fake or a colour error in making it?, Ralf Edge It was first issued on 20 June 1988, having been in planning since the mid-1970s. Ruby Jane. Hello, I would appreciate your advice please. The Australian two-dollar coin is the highest-denomination coin of the Australian dollar. One seller recently flogged four 1971 2p coins for £10.50 - or £2.63 each - after 10 bids. I’ve got a Pemember Remember £2 coin, reasonably common BUT also there is no “i” in Fifth. Shirley Moon 17th January 2017. If you buy a computer monitor for a price of £140.99 inclusive of VAT (VAT charged at 20%), how much VAT have you paid? On the side, it says: “Pemember Remember the fifth of November”. 31st January 2017. On January 1, 1999, the European Union introduced its new currency, the euro.The euro was created to promote growth, stability, and economic integration in Europe. Nik Yeomans To avoid confusion between the old and new coinage all three coins had the word 'NEW' incorporated into the reverse design. Thanks, I’ll check that and will add the next Cook coin asap. CYC-Admin What is the most expensive 2 pound coin and 50p coins ? 11th December 2016. In perfect condition they are always worth keeping! 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. 13th December 2017. Is this real please?! 17th November 2017. Rodney Are they worth keeping or do I sell them before the pound coin is no longer legal in October. CYC-Admin Do you think is an error? 1 Whose Rabbit sculpture sold for $91m? 5th July 2020. 12th January 2018. Never seen one before, only the bi metal ones. Denomination TWO POUNDS below, Design depicts St Paul's Cathedral illuminated by searchlights and the value 'TWO POUNDS' sbove and the dates 1945–2005 below, Depiction of a section of the roof of Paddington Station with the dates 2006 above and the name BRUNEL to the right and the denomination TWO POUNDS below, A portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with two of his engineering achievements, encircled by a chain with the denomination TWO POUNDS above and the date 2006 below, 1806–1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER, A design dividing the coin into four quarters, with a rose and a thistle occupying two of the quarters and a portcullis in each of the other two quarters. I can’t see it listed here. 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. Send me pictures:, Melanie Serag The obverse of each coin in the set features Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark’s coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. The British two pound (£2) coin of the pound sterling. One of them is a Robert Burns coin (my reason for visiting your site today as i’d never seen one before), the gold band is slightly wider at the top than at the bottom. Hard to keep up isn’t it , CYC-Admin sharon Willis 3rd April 2017. I know they are a business and need to make a profit but the standard everyday coinage should remain as simple as possible and not devalued with that stupid broken shield idea and badly designed desperate anniversaries. 21st July 2017. King John is signing the Charter witnessed by a bishop and baron. NONE the other way. Yes, almost certain to be fakes as they are known with no edge writing. The reverse design features Britannia. 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. Linda 17th May 2017. Good Day I think I probably took it out of circulation in 1998. CYC-Admin CYC-Admin Along with the RM collectors booklet could you give a rough ‘guess-timate’ on the value for them as a complete set? But my friend who has also completed the £2 challenge brought me 2 x £2 coins .The first I suspected was a fake but it weighed 12g as it should ? The inscription "1809 . CYC-Admin What date is it? I have an all gold £2 coin. 17th June 2018. CYC-Admin Jane Robbins 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. You mean a die rotation error? "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
, Coin Publications/Rotographic published the original “Check Your Change” booklets from 1965 to 1971. BEST BANK DO YOU THINK. 23rd December 2016. In my book there is an ‘A’ before ‘Brother’, but I don’t have one handy to double check. 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". Charlie, CYC-Admin ), In February 2015, the Royal Mint announced a new design featuring Britannia by Antony Dufort replacing the previous design. 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. RegaRDS I expect we’ll see the same for all the round pounds now that they are no longer in use and people are no longer exposed to them. Derek Waters Looks like is is an unknown mule. I’m starting to think most of the £2 I have in my purse are actually fake (5/7 varying ages). As there hasn’t been any commemorative coins released into general circulation since 2017 are we now seeing a change of policy by the mint, with all commemorative coins now having to be purchased rather than found in our change. 5th April 2017. CYC-Admin The new 12-sided £1 coin entered circulation on March 28, more than 30 years after the "round pound" was introduced. None of them are rare or will ever be rare! 19th January 2017, Sean Brown When the Euro coin was introduced in 2002, two math professors had their statistics students test whether the Belgian one Euro coin was a fair coin. 24th January 2017. My name is Liz There is a very small fee for both, but they’re well worth it. 1998 and later dated coins bear the effigy of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Regards John. 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. Referred to as cupro-nickel or copper-nickel. As long as people buy anything and everything they sell, they’ll keep making more and more. I did however notice there is no picture for the RAF Centenary Lightning II £2 coin. I have a £2 pound coin with 1999 date on it. 14th April 2017, 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 The Shakespeare £2’s are still fairly new so perhaps not yet evenly distributed. Both are Isle of Man coins. 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. You say it should be on the heads side, but I have two coins 2015 witrh the date on the tail side! Above paragraph filched from RM website. Any advice, please? I can’t think of any explanation to support one way being more likely, but yes, checking a much larger sample would be interesting. N Curtis Hi, I have a 1998 Isle of Man £2 coin with pictures of cars on it. Yes, there is for some fake types, others can be very close to the genuine weight. CYC-Admin 27th February 2017, I found a £2 coin in my change, type 35,The Army 2016. Surrounding inscription "1514 TRINITY HOUSE 2014" with "TWO POUNDS" below. 16th February 2018. The easiest way to do that may be from the app… you can turn off the sets/packs only coins and see the circulation coins for each denomination. There are certainly 2 of each of the Navy and Magna Carta (4th and 5th portraits). 1 decade ago. Hi, I have two £2 coins which are much thicker than normal, and depict a thistle, with the text “1986”. Lv 7. Is there really a 2016 Fire of London with 4th portrait? Is this coin worth any money? On the 11th February 1991, new $1 and $2 coins were introduced to replace the $1 and $2 notes.These two coins and above 20 cent coin were all designed by Robert Maurice Conly, M.B.E. CYC-Admin 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 . CYC-Admin Which is at a 90′ rotation to the tail side, is this normal, CYC-Admin Well yes, none are the right way up and none are the wrong way up, they are just however they randomly come. Happy days. rare 2p coin 1971. am I missing something or is it coming soon? 12th March 2017. Or have I got a fake? They certainly aren’t supposed to be up a certain way, i.e. The book is here: 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. and the picture is the back of the coin (THE REVERSE ) so A mcloughlin It is on the 1999 £2 page here, Nik Yeomans Many thanks, CYC-Admin CYC-Admin All the information I get via Google is from the stupid red top papers proclaiming they will be worth a fortune. I have written more on the page for that coin: It has standing on the shoulders of giants on the edge. Also, design elements often get lost in the join of the 2 metals. 2nd November 2016. No, afraid not. I’m not a collector or a dealer, just save the coins for the fun and then cash in later. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. My father has a number of them. karen gregory CYC-Admin I recommend the app or the book. CYC-Admin Plus on the edge, the script is moved too. I HAVE A 2006 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Do you think this is simply a statistical outlier? Craig walker CYC-Admin 30th January 2017. The inner circle of dots around the queens head, I assume they should they be printed on the silver part of the coin only, many of mine span both gold and the silver edge. It’s pretty common for the dots to get lost in the join, it’s basically down to sloppy manufacture. The main cause of the mis-information is that people can ask any price they like for anything on eBay and sometimes these utopian prices get picked up by tabloids who report it and make it sound like whatever the subject is, is actually worth whatever the eBay asking price is. Nobody has mentioned the 1998 Tercentenary of the Bill of Rights £2 coin. 18th January 2018. The Scottish coin, celebrated the Scottish Tercentenary of the CLAIM of Rights, whilst the other coin was for the Bill of Rights. You can also chose to leave now if you wish. Hi, I am about to smash my terramundi which hopefully has about 1000 £2 coins in it. Saw your post on the Facebook group, as mentioned there it is indeed a Chinese fake. Initially the first bi-metallic £2 coins were non-commemorative and featured the ages of development reverse. The 1994 pieces were never legal tender but were eventually released for sale as part of a presentation set in 1998. John Williams WITH ROBERT BURNS 1759 £2 COIN. And the new £1 coin and the very large numbers of those also had an impact on the other (particularly £2) coins needed. Like the one dollar, the two dollar coin replaced the note of the same denomination which had a short service life through high use. To be honest I think they are doing the forgers a wonderful service as it is impossible to get familiar with the coinage as there are so many varieties. 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