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Rugby World Cup £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to commemorate the 1999 Rugby World Cup hosted by Wales
1999 £2 Coin Rugby World Cup
1999 Rugby World Cup £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]
1999 Rugby World Cup £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 4,933,000
BU Mintage: 201,817

The Rugby World Cup £2 Coin can be found in your change: 4,933,000 coins dated 1999 were struck to enter circulation.

This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 01 June 1999. Total BU Mintage figures include 21,999 coins in Rugby World Cup Royal Mint packs and 179,818 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my Rugby World Cup £2 coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) £2 is worth it's Face Value (FV) of two pound. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Rugby World Cup £2 Coin was available from £5.95 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £7.50.

There are 37 UK £2 coin designs that can be found in your change - find out which £2 coins are the most valuable?

1999 Rugby World Cup Logo

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.

Coin Reverse (tails side)

A representation of a stadium on which has been superimposed a rugby ball and goalposts, with the date "1999" above and separated by goalposts from the value "TWO POUNDS" below

Design by: Ron Dutton

Coin Obverse (heads side)

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the inscription "ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRA • REG • FID • DEF •".

Coin Edge

The 2.5mm milled edge is inscribed with the text "Rugby World Cup 1999".

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 1999

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Rugby World Cup £2 Coin in good circulated condition (A few small contact marks on the coin, but retains some original shine and most of the original design detail.) is more desirable to a collector than a worn down battered coin.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins created for circulation (CIRC) and coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.

Some coins made for circulation remain "Uncirculated" as they have been kept in or taken from the original sealed coin bag they were packed in after being sent out from The Royal Mint. These are still circulation quality coins - but may keep more of the orginal shine and have a few less contact marks.

Coins not in sealed bags or held in a collection out of the 4,933,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 25 years.