2 Pounds – 2010, Brunel Portrait Coin
Date of Issue & Mintage
2006 – 7,928,250
|1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER||Design A portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with two of his engineering achievments, encircled by a chain with the denomination TWO POUNDS above and the date 2006 below Designed by Rod Kelly|
|Obverse Designers||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Rod Kelly|
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.