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UK 2 Pound Coin Designs

Alloy (Inner)
Cupro-nickel
Alloy (Outer)
Nickel-brass
Weight
12.00g
Diameter
28.4mm

There are currently 45 United Kingdom £2 coin designs dated 1997 to 2019. 37 of the 45 designs are currently in circulation.

Coins in circulation show a current collector value (guide price), most commemorative £2 coins sell for above face value on auction websites such as eBay.

To find out more about a specific design in the UK Coin Hunt 2 pound coin collection list, click the image or the coin name shown underneath. Find out how much each coin is worth, whether a coin is considered rare and details about mint errors associated with the selected coin.

Technology £2 CoinTechnology £2
Circulation: 416,121,838
£2.00
Guide Price
Rugby World Cup £2 CoinRugby World Cup £2
Circulation: 4,933,000
£2.73
Guide Price
Wireless Transmission £2 CoinWireless Transmission £2
Circulation: 4,558,000
£2.70
Guide Price
Commonwealth Games England £2 CoinCommonwealth Games England £2
Circulation: 650,500
£11.46
Guide Price
Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland £2 CoinCommonwealth Games Northern Ireland £2
Circulation: 485,500
£31.79
Guide Price
Commonwealth Games Wales £2 CoinCommonwealth Games Wales £2
Circulation: 588,500
£12.88
Guide Price
Commonwealth Games Scotland £2 CoinCommonwealth Games Scotland £2
Circulation: 771,750
£9.08
Guide Price
DNA £2 CoinDNA £2
Circulation: 4,299,000
£2.99
Guide Price
Steam Locomotive £2 CoinSteam Locomotive £2
Circulation: 5,004,500
£2.65
Guide Price
Gunpowder Plot £2 CoinGunpowder Plot £2
Circulation: 5,140,500
£2.85
Guide Price
St Pauls £2 CoinSt Pauls £2
Circulation: 10,191,000
£2.50
Guide Price
Paddington Station £2 CoinPaddington Station £2
Circulation: 7,452,250
£2.75
Guide Price
Brunel £2 CoinBrunel £2
Circulation: 7,928,250
£2.80
Guide Price
Slave Trade £2 CoinSlave Trade £2
Circulation: 8,445,000
£2.95
Guide Price
Act of Union Jigsaw £2 CoinAct of Union Jigsaw £2
Circulation: 7,545,000
£2.59
Guide Price
Olympic Handover London Beijing £2 CoinOlympic Handover London Beijing £2
Circulation: 918,000
£5.14
Guide Price
London Olympic Games of 1908 £2 CoinLondon Olympic Games of 1908 £2
Circulation: 910,000
£5.00
Guide Price
Robert Burns £2 CoinRobert Burns £2
Circulation: 3,253,000
£2.86
Guide Price
Charles Darwin £2 CoinCharles Darwin £2
Circulation: 3,903,000
£2.92
Guide Price
Florence Nightingale £2 CoinFlorence Nightingale £2
Circulation: 6,175,000
£2.50
Guide Price
King James Bible £2 CoinKing James Bible £2
Circulation: 975,000
£4.40
Guide Price
Mary Rose £2 CoinMary Rose £2
Circulation: 1,040,000
£4.57
Guide Price
Handover to Rio £2 CoinHandover to Rio £2
Circulation: 845,000
£4.97
Guide Price
Charles Dickens £2 CoinCharles Dickens £2
Circulation: 8,190,000
£2.70
Guide Price
Guinea £2 CoinGuinea £2
Circulation: 2,990,000
£2.77
Guide Price
London Underground - Train £2 CoinLondon Underground - Train £2
Circulation: 1,690,000
£3.57
Guide Price
London Underground - Roundel £2 CoinLondon Underground - Roundel £2
Circulation: 1,560,000
£3.47
Guide Price
First World War Centenary £2 CoinFirst World War Centenary £2
Circulation: 5,720,000
£2.99
Guide Price
Trinity House £2 CoinTrinity House £2
Circulation: 3,705,000
£2.67
Guide Price
Magna Carta £2 CoinMagna Carta £2
Circulation: 1,495,000
£3.01
Guide Price
First World War Royal Navy £2 CoinFirst World War Royal Navy £2
Circulation: 650,000
£3.65
Guide Price
Britannia £2 CoinBritannia £2
Circulation: 3,575,000
£3.27
Guide Price
Shakespeare Histories £2 CoinShakespeare Histories £2
Circulation: 4,615,000
£3.01
Guide Price
Shakespeare Comedies £2 CoinShakespeare Comedies £2
Circulation: 4,355,000
£3.79
Guide Price
First World War Army £2 CoinFirst World War Army £2
Circulation: 9,550,000
£2.99
Guide Price
Great Fire of London £2 CoinGreat Fire of London £2
Circulation: 5,135,000
£3.19
Guide Price
Shakespeare Tragedies £2 CoinShakespeare Tragedies £2
Circulation: 5,695,000
£3.22
Guide Price
Jane Austen £2 CoinJane Austen £2
Circulation: 0
£16
Guide Price
First World War Aviation £2 CoinFirst World War Aviation £2
Circulation: 0
£16
Guide Price
First World War Centenary Armistice £2 CoinFirst World War Centenary Armistice £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price
Royal Air Force Centenary £2 CoinRoyal Air Force Centenary £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein £2 CoinMary Shelley's Frankenstein £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price
Samuel Pepys £2 CoinSamuel Pepys £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price
D-day 75th Anniversary £2 CoinD-day 75th Anniversary £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price
Wedgwood £2 CoinWedgwood £2
Circulation: Unknown
£?
Guide Price

Special 2 Pound Coins

People often refer to coins as special where they are different to "normal coins" they see everyday in their change. The vast majority of 2 pound coins are struck with the definitive Technology design used since 1997. The only other definitive design is the Britannia £2 coin introduced in 2015. Every other £2 coin is commemorative, a special design released in a single year to mark an event / anniversary or pay tribute to a person. Rare 2 pound coins and those considered valuable (worth more than face value) are most often the commemorative issues with the lowest mintage.

New 2 Pound Coins for 2019

4 new commemorative coin designs are expected to be released in 2019. 3 will be part of the Annual Coin Set, Samuel Pepys, D-day 75th Anniversary and Wedgwood along with the definitive 2019 Britannia and the fourth will be issued as part of the Captain Cook 3 coin set.

If you would like to find out more about the new 50p and £2 coins being produced by The Royal Mint for sets, presentation folders and circulation, see the 2019 coin designs page.

The History and the Future of the £2 Coin

The first bi-metallic £2 coins like the ones seen in your change today were produced in 1997. There was a collection of single-metal commemorative 2 pounds issued from 1986 to 1996, XIII Commonwealth Games Scotland 1986, Tercentenary of the Bill of Rights / Claim of Rights 1989, Tercentenary of the Bank of England 1994, Dove of Peace (50 years since the end of WWII) 1995, Nations United for Peace 1995 and European Football Championship 1996.

The level of demand from businesses for 2 pound coins has been in decline over recent years. The introduction of the more secure 12 sided £1 coin has lowered demand further, with many businesses not requesting any £2 coins as they are happy to give more £1 coins in change. Demand drives production of coins - and with very little demand in 2017 and 2018; no new £2 coins were produced for circulation. This means that the Jane Austen £2 and First World War Aviation £2 will never enter circulation and are only available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality. (base metals)

With a large number of new 2 pound coin designs issued in 2018 and at least 4 more in 2019, it is very likely that many of these coins will never be needed for circulation.

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