2001 Two Pound Coin – Marconi

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On 12 December 1901 the Italian Physicist Guglielmo Marconi became the first person to send a radio transmission across the Atlantic.

The single Morse letter ‘S’ (just 3 dots) was sent from Cornwall, England to Newfoundland, Canada. Many thought that it would be impossible as the curvature of the Earth would send the radio waves up into space, but Marconi proved them otherwise and changed the future of the World.

Marconi was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909. To commemorate the centenary of Marconi’s transmission, the Royal Mint produced a £2 coin marking the event.

The £2 (Marconi) coin reverse is a series of radio waves emanating from a spark of electricity set in between the zeroes of ‘2001’. Outside these is the image of the radio waves following the curvature of the Earth, just as Marconi predicted. This was designed by Robert Evans.

The £2 coin also has an edge  inscription: 'WIRELESS BRIDGES THE ATLANTIC MARCONI 1901'.

The obverse shows Queen Elizabeth II.


Mintage: 4,558,000 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 2001
Elizabeth II was in her 49th year as Queen. In the USA Bill Clinton ends his second term as President and George W Bush becomes the 43rd U.S. President. After the 9-11 terrorist attack, the twin World Trade Towers collapse.
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