2 Pounds (UK, 2006)

2 Pounds – 2006, Brunel Coin

 

Date of Issue & Mintage

2006 – 7,452,250

SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE Design Depiction of a section of the roof of Paddington Station with the dates 2006 above and the name BRUNEL to the right and the denomination TWO POUNDS below Designed by Robert Evans
Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Evans

About the Design

The design features a portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with two of his engineering achievements, encircled by a chain with the denomination TWO POUNDS above and the date 2006 below.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel is arguably Britain’s greatest engineer. During a career that spanned more that thirty years he used his remarkable inventiveness and considerable talent in a multitude of engineering fields. His status as a truly great Briton is indeed indisputable and in 2006 the Royal Mint is proud to honour the man and his achievements with two two-pound coins. The first commemorative design, by Rod Kelly, features a portrait of Brunel with the spectacular Royal Albert Bridge in the background and is encircled by symbolic chain links. The second, by Robert Evans, celebrates Brunel’s great achievements, portraying a dramatic view of Paddington Station, the main terminus of the Great Western Railway of which Brunel was the Chief Engineer.

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