£2 Coin Checker - 2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer £2 Coin

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on 9th April 1806 and died 15th September 1859. His father taught him how to draw from a very young age, as well as some basic engineering concepts. His constructions were often revolutionary in the engineering world, with Brunel creating the first propeller-driven steamship to cross the Atlantic. Brunel also built many bridges and tunnels, as well as dockyards and the Great Western Railway.

In 2006, 200 years since his birth, two coins were issued. This one shows Brunel in the foreground, and the Royal Albert Bridge in the background – one of his achievements - which is surrounded by chains with the denomination and year. The edge inscription states "1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER". This reverse design is by Rod Kelly, coupled with the obverse by Ian Rank-Broadley.

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2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer
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Brunel £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.69 and £2.90.

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2006 Brunel £2 Coin Presentation Folder
2006 Brunel £2 Coin Presentation Folder
Extract from The Royal Mint presentation folder:

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is arguably Britain's greatest engineer and during a career that spanned more than thirty years he used his amazing inventiveness and considerable talent in a multitude of engineering fields. Today, his many achievements are still highly regarded and his status as a truly great Briton is indisputable.

Brunel coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Rod Kelly
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription 1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER
Year 2006
How many Brunel £2 coins were minted? 7,928,250

Minting errors: Is there a Brunel £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The inscription on the edge of the coin 1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the inscription is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the writing on the edge any way up.

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