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.