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2001 Marconi Wireless £2 Silver Proof

2001 Wireless Bridges the Atlantic Marconi £2 Silver Proof Boxed
£25.00
In 1901, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi made the first successful transatlantic wireless transmission. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event, The Royal Mint released this silver proof Two Pound coin. On the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley’s regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. On the reverse, a design by Robert Evans shows a representation of radio waves spreading across the surface of the coin. The morse code for ’S’ has been incorporated into the design - this was the original signal that was sent from Cornwall to Newfoundland in 1901. The side inscription honours his achievement, reading ‘··· WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC ··· MARCONI 1901’. This limited edition coin is one of a 11,488 minted and is struck in 12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with a gold plated outer ring. You’ll receive your silver proof Marconi £2 coin in its original packaging from The Royal Mint alongside its certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse 

Fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·'.

Reverse

Designed by Robert Evans. Radio waves originating from a source at the left of the coin, spreading out around the date, 2001. Below: 'TWO POUNDS'.

Specification

12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with outer disc plated in fine gold. Diameter of 28.40 millimetres. Struck to proof standard.

Presentation

Limited mintage of 11,488 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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