2006 Two Pound Coin – Isambard Kingdom Brunel - In 2006 the Royal Mint released two coins celebrating the 200th year of the birth of one of Britain's greatest engineers - Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). Brunel was a key figure in the Industrial Revolution and he is remembered for many things, including railways, steamships, bridges and buildings.
The 2003 £2 Pound Coin: DNA Double Helix - The 2003 two pounds coin commemorated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Despite it being a modern buzz-word, DNA was actually discovered quite a long time ago.
2005 2 Pound Coin: Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. - In 2005 it was the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot and the Royal Mint commemorated the event with a two pound coin.
The 1999 Two-Pound Coin and the Rugby World Cup - The Rugby World Cup is held every four year and in 1999 it was the turn for Wales to be the hosts. A major event of this magnitude didn't go unnoticed by the Royal Mint - especially as they are just a few miles away. They decided on a variation of the bi-metallic £2 coin which had been recently introduced into circulation.
2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy: Yet Another Product Variant - The 2015 Silver Two Pound Proof The Royal Navy is a silver proof version of the 2015 £2 currently in circulation, and I want to use this to illustrate how the Royal Mint is augmenting its coins by issuing product variants to reach as large as possible coin collector base.