£2 Coin Checker - 1999 Rugby World Cup £2 Coin

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1999 Rugby World Cup

In 1999, the Rugby World Cup was hosted by Wales, with the opening game and final held at the recently completed Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Australia went on to win the event with a score of 35-12 against France.

This was the first commemorative circulating £2 and coin shows a stadium, with a rugby ball and goalposts superimposed on the foreground. Around the outside are more goalposts. The edge inscription simply states the event the coin is celebrating – RUGBY WORLD CUP 1999. The reverse design is by Ron Dutton and the obverse features the 4th portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley.

With almost 5 million of these coins minted, they shouldn't be too hard to find in circulation, but thanks to the age, it may be harder now to find one in good condition, something most collectors will be concerned about.

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1999 Rugby World Cup
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How much is the Rugby World Cup 2 pound coin worth?
Rugby World Cup £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.71 and £2.88.

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Rugby World Cup coin specification and useful information

Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Ron Dutton
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription Rugby World Cup 1999
Year 1999
How many Rugby World Cup £2 coins were minted? 4,933,000

Minting errors: Is there a Rugby World Cup £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 Rugby World Cup 1999 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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