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Coin Information

GBP 2 Penny

Name of coin
Two Pence
Year(s) Issued
1971
Issuer
Christopher Ironside
Countries Issued in
United Kingdom
Face Value
0.02 GBP
Material
Bronze, Steel
Mintage


The British decimal two pence (2p) coin – often pronounced "two pee" – was issued by the Royal Mint on 15 February 1971, the day the British currency was decimalised. In practice it had been available from banks in bags of £1 for some weeks previously. As of December 2005 there were an estimated 6,421 million 2p coins in circulation.

DesignEdit

The design depicts the Badge of the Prince of Wales with a plume of ostrich feathers. Because of the end of pre-decimalization, in 1971-1981 an inscription curving over the crown reads New Penny, though this was changed to One Penny after the 10 years.

A newer design exists with the left portion of the Royal Shield of the UK.

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