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<TABLE border="2" cellspacing="1" width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><TR><TD width="746" height="55" colspan="2"><P align="center"><B><FONT face="Times New Roman" size="4" color="#808080">British Decimal Coinage - two pence</FONT></B></TD></TR><TR><TD width="746" height="115" valign="middle" align="center" colspan="2">issued 1971-.<P>composition: bronze until 1992<BR>copper-plated steel 1992-<BR>weight: 7.13g<BR>diameter: 25.91mm<BR></TD></TR><TR><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center"><IMG border="0" src="http://coins.sdsimon.com/brits/twopence-obv1.JPG"></TD><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center">1st obverse: Arnold Machin design of Queen Elizabeth II.<BR>legend: D•G•REG•F•D•(date)||ELIZABETH•II<BR>Dei Gratia, Regina, Fidei Defensor<BR>(By the Grace of God, Queen, Defendor of the Faith)<BR>used 1971-1984.</TD></TR><TR><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center"><IMG border="0" src="http://coins.sdsimon.com/brits/twopence-obv2.JPG"></TD><TD width="373" height="114"><P align="center">2nd obverse: Raphael Maklouf design of Queen Elizabeth II.<BR>used 1985-1997.</TD></TR><TR><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center"><IMG border="0" src="http://coins.sdsimon.com/brits/twopence-obv3.JPG"></TD><TD width="373" height="114"><P align="center">3rd obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley design of Queen Elizabeth II.<BR>used 1998-</TD></TR><TR><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center"><IMG border="0" src="http://coins.sdsimon.com/brits/twopence-rev1.JPG"></TD><TD width="373" height="114"><P align="center">1st reverse: by Christopher Ironside.<BR>plume of feathers within a coronet, The Badge of the Prince of Wales, with its motto ICH DIEN (I serve), 2 below, NEW PENCE above.<BR>used 1971-1982.</TD></TR><TR><TD width="373" height="115" valign="middle" align="center"><IMG border="0" src="http://coins.sdsimon.com/brits/twopence-rev2.JPG"></TD><TD width="373" height="114"><P align="center">2nd reverse: by Christopher Ironside.<BR>plume of feathers within a coronet, The Badge of the Prince of Wales, with its motto ICH DIEN (I serve), 2 below, TWO PENCE above.<BR>used 1983-</TD></TR><TR><TD width="746" height="114" colspan="2">1971 issued for circulation, also  in Proof sets, also in the "Decimalization" blue wallets.<BR>1972 issued in Proof sets only.<BR>1973-1981 issued for circulation, also in Proof sets.<BR>1982-1984 issued in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs.<BR>1985- issued for circulation, also in Proof sets, also in  "Mint Set" blister packs.<BR>*1992 bronze issued in Proof sets, also in "Mint Set" blister packs, copper-plated steel issued for circulation.<BR>*1998 bronze issued for circulation.</TD></TR><TR><TD width="746" height="114" colspan="2">guide for <B>type collectors</B>:<BR>KM#916 (1971-1981) [obverse 1, reverse 1] <BR>KM#928 (1982-1984) [obverse 1, reverse 2] {available from sets, only}<BR>KM#936 (1885-1992) [obverse 2, reverse 2] {bronze}<BR>KM#936a (1992-1997) [obverse 2, reverse 2] {copper plated steel}<BR>KM#987 (1998-) [obverse 3, reverse 2] {copper plated steel}<BR>KM#??? (1998) [obverse 3, reverse 2] {bronze}<P>guide for <B>circulation strike collectors</B>: <BR>1971,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1985,1986,<BR>1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998<BR>1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004</TD></TR></TABLE>
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