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2001 Wireless Transmission £2 Coin

This page contains information about the coin struck to mark the 100th Anniversary of Marconi's first wireless transmission across the Atlantic.You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.

2001 Wireless Transmission £2
2001 Wireless Transmission £2

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How much is the Wireless Transmission 2 pound coin worth?
Wireless Transmission £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.60 and £2.98.

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Marconi Portrait
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".


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Alloy (Inner)
Cupro-nickel
Alloy (Outer)
Nickel-brass
Weight
12.00g
Diameter
28.4mm
Reverse Designer
Robert Evans
Obverse Designer
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Year
2001
Mintage Figure
4,558,000

Minting errors: Is there a Wireless Transmission £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.

£2 Coin Error: Misaligned dots Misaligned dots
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.

£2 Coin Error: Edge inscription upside down Edge inscription upside down
The inscription on the edge of the coin WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC...MARCONI 1901... 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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