• 2006 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Brunel - The Man 21854
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  • 2006 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Brunel - The Man 21854
  • 2006 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Brunel - The Man 21856
  • 2006 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Brunel - The Man 21855
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2006 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Brunel - The Man

This 2006 Brunel - The Man £2 gold proof coin issued by The Royal Mint celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of Britain's greatest engineers.

  • Struck to a proof finish in 22 carat gold, 0.916 fineness
  • Capital Gains Tax exempt
  • British legal tender
  • Limited mintage of 1,071
  • VAT free Investment Gold


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In 2006, two different commemorative two pound coins were issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the life of  Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This coin marks the bicentenary of his birth and features a portrait of Brunel wearing a top hat.

The other coin commemorates his engineering geniusand bears an engraving of Paddington Railway Station, one of his most notable works.

These coins were also issued as circulation coins and as collectable coins in Brilliant Uncirculated, silver proof and silver proof piedfort finishes.

Struck in 22 carat gold, the coin features a red gold outer band around a yellow gold inner disc. The coin comes in a handsome presentation case of green leather with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing its provenance. The issue limit was 1,500 of each design, however, only 1,071 coins of this design were actually issued.

The coin features the edge inscription 1806 - 1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER

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The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank Broadley. His initials IRB are located below the Queen's portrait.

The coin features the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF


Designed by Rod Kelly, the reverse bears a portrait of Brunel wearing a top hat, smoking a cigar, with a wheel and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the background. A chain border with two riveted plates, each bearing part of the inscription TWO POUNDS 2006 encircles the design.


Denomination: £2
Alloy Inner: 22 Carat Yellow Gold
Alloy Outer: 22 Carat Red Gold
Weight: 15.976g
Diameter: 28.40mm
Actual Gold Weight 0.4708 troy ounce
Reverse Designer Rod Kelly
Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Finish: Gold Proof
Mintage: 1071
Mint: The Royal Mint


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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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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. 

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