2 Pounds (UK, 2005)

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2 Pounds – 2005, Marconi – WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC

 

 

Date of Issue & Mintage

2001 – 4,558,000

WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC…MARCONI 1901… 100th Anniversary of Marconi’s 1st Wireless Transmission across the Atlantic

Radio waves decorating centre and outer border while a spark of electricity linking the zeros of the date represents the generation of the signal designed by Robert Evans

Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Evans

About This Design 

2001 saw the centenary of Guglielmo Marconi’s first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. It was a feat that had been thought impossible but, in December 1901, the letter ‘S’ in Morse Code – three dots – was successfully transmitted from Poldhu in Cornwall to St John’s, Newfoundland. To commemorate Marconi’s historic achievement – an achievement that was to revolutionise global communication and bring tremendous benefits to mankind – The Royal Mint produced a special £2 coin. Taking radio waves as its theme, the design by Robert Evans symbolises Marconi’s impact on twentieth-century communication. Radio waves decorate both the centre and outer border while a spark of electricity linking the zeros of the date represents the generation of the signal. The design is completed with the edge inscription …WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC… MARCONI 1901.

 

 

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