• 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic reverse
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic obverse
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic reverse with box reverse
    Reverse with Presentation Box
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic With Cert
    Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic reverse
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic obverse
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic reverse with box reverse
  • 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic With Cert
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1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic Coin

These 1997 Shoulders of Giants £2 Gold Proof Bimetallic Coins were the first bimetallic coins to be produced by The Royal Mint. 

Features the Standing on the Shoulders of Giants design, by Bruce Rushin. The coin celebrates the history of technological achievement.

Each coin is struck in 0.9167 (22 carat) fine gold and issued in a presentation box, along with a unique Certificate of Authenticity.

See our Gold British Decimal £2 Collection from The Royal Mint.


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What is the Shoulders of Giants Design?

The shoulders of giants reverse design was created to showcase the history of technological achievements. The design features four concentric circles, that shows how mankind transitioned from the industrial age, technological age, iron age and through to the internet.


The obverse features the 3rd portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Raphael MakloufThe coin bears an inscription that reads as:



The reverse shows four circles to show humanity’s technological achievements. The coins also bears the inscription:



Diameter28.4 mm
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.471
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Issue Limit2,482
Obverse DesignerRaphael Maklouf
Reverse DesignerBruce Rushin
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Terms of Sale - Key Points

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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.