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Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to mark the 100th Anniversary of Marconi's first wireless transmission across the Atlantic
2001 £2 Coin Marconi Wireless Transmission
2001 Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]
2001 Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 Coin [Circulated - Coin Hunter card]

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Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 4,558,000
BU Mintage: 151,367

The Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 Coin can be found in your change: 4,558,000 coins dated 2001 were struck to enter circulation.

This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 01 June 2001. Total BU Mintage figures include 44,090 coins in Marconi Wireless Transmission Royal Mint packs and 107,277 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

Coin Value - How much is my Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 coin worth?


The circulation (CIRC) £2 is worth it's Face Value (FV) of two pound. The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Marconi Wireless Transmission £2 Coin was available from £6.95 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £10.

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Marconi Portrait

Born in 1874 in Italy, Marconi studied physics and developed an interest in how radio waves worked. He started by sending radio waves over short distances of only a mile or two, but soon developed it further. In 1899, he succeeded in sending a signal across the English Channel, but it was the success of sending a signal from England to Canada in 1901 that earned him worldwide fame. There was still a lot to learn about the rules and characteristics of radio waves, but Marconi had proven to many, that it was possible to transmit radio waves over such long distances.

The reverse of this £2 coin, designed by Robert Evans, depicts a pattern of radio waves, spreading out from the source on the left. There is also a spark between the zeroes of the date indicating how radio waves are produced. The obverse by Ian Rank-Broadley features the 4th portrait of the Queen. The edge inscription states "WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC…MARCONI 1901".

Coin Reverse (tails side)

Five circles expanding from the date "2000" on the left, the figures "00" joined by a spark. A pattern of five offset waves and the value "TWO POUNDS", while four beams radiate from the date to the outer edge on the right

Design by: Robert Evans

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 "WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901...".

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: CIRC / BU
Year: 2001

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition. A Marconi Wireless Transmission £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 4,558,000 coins struck, will now have been in circulation for 23 years.