Buy the 1997 Technology Silver Proof Piedfort Two Pound Coin
This silver proof piedfort coin is double the thickness of the typical two pound coin. Struck in sterling silver, this is a collector's piece that is issued in a presentation box with a certificate.
In 1997, a new type of £2 coin was introduced featuring an innovative bi-metallic design. It was the first time that a bi-metallic coin was used for British coins. This silver proof piedfort coin is double the thickness and weight of the usual two pound coin.
The edge is milled and incused with the inscription: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS
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The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head.
The intricate reverse design comprises four quite different, but complementary, concentric circles radiating outwards from the heart of the coin, and embodies mankind's extraordinary drive, determination and creative genius.
Representing the Iron Age, the inner disc carries the latent feature which, when the coin is tilted, changes the design of the metalwork pattern from a series of four separate whorls into a pattern featuring eight inter-twined whorls.
The first ring, with its arrangement of cogs, gears and wheels, represents the explosion of industrial development which is now referred to as the Industrial Revolution.
Symbolising the computer age, the final cupro-nickel ring is adorned with a pattern derived from a silicon chip, while the outer ring of nickel-brass, with its inter-connecting web of lines, represents the age of the Internet and the information superhighway.
With its continuing outward movement, the design of the 1997 £2 coin skilfully unites both past and present, and alludes to the possibilities the future may hold.
Designed by Bruce Rushin this design has been issued each year since 1997.
|Actual Silver Content||0.950 Troy Ounce|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Reverse Designer||Bruce Rushin|
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