• 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds reverse
  • 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds obverse
  • 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds reverse in box
    Reverse with presentation box and cert
  • 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds reverse
  • 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds obverse
  • 2001 Gold Proof Marconi 2 Pounds reverse in box
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2001 Marconi Gold Proof £2 Coin

These 2001 Marconi Gold Proof £2 Coins were issued by the Royal Mint to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic Ocean.

Each coin is struck in 22-carat gold (0.9167 fineness) and has a limited mintage of 49,372.

The coin comes with a presentation box and a unique certificate of authenticity.

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Who was Guglielmo Marconi?

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor that is best known for being the creator of the radio. Furthermore, he won the Nobel prize in physics in 1909 for his contribution to the development of wireless telegraphy.

Guglielmo Marconi First Wireless Wransmission Across The Atlantic

This coin celebrates the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi accomplished the task, sending the Morse code for the letter 'S' from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada. This breakthrough revolutionised communication throughout the world.

This coin was issued in 2001 in order to celebrate the centenary of his achievement. 


The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's coinage portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, with a legend surrounding:




The reverse shows Marconi's wireless transmission, which took place in 1901. It was designed by the engraver Robert Evans, who trained at the Royal Mint before eventually becoming a senior engraver.

The design shows a representation of radio waves emanating from a source at the left of the coin, and spreading out around the date. A spark of electricity links the zeros of the date. The morse code for "S", three dots, has been incorporated into the design. This was the original signal sent from Cornwall to Newfoundland in 1901.


Diameter28.4 mm
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.471
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure49,372
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerRobert Evans
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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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.

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

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