Very RARE 2P COIN 1971 WITH NEW PENCE VERY DESIRABLE TO A COLLECTOR
Very RARE 2P COIN 1971 WITH NEW PENCE VERY DESIRABLE TO A COLLECTOR. RARE 2P COIN 1971 WITH NEW PENCE VERY DESIRABLE TO A COLLECTOR. The British decimal two pence (2p) coin often informally pronounced two pee is a unit of currency equalling 2/100ths of a poundsterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin's introduction on 15 February 1971, the year British currency was decimalised.  Four different portraits of the Queen have been used on the coin, with the latest design by Jody Clark being introduced in 2015. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield, was introduced in 2008. Reverse alChristoph Ironside, at the coin, designed by and used from 1971 to 2008, is the Badge of the Prince of Wales: a plume of ostrich feathers within a coronet, above the German motto ICH DIEN ("I serve").
The numeral "2" is written below the badge, and either NEW PENCE (19711981) or TWO PENCE (from 1982) is written above. However, a small number of 1983 "New Pence" coins exist. These coins are rather rare, and are considered collectors' items.
It was originally planned that an alternative version of the 2p would be minted wit h a design representing Northern Ireland. These plans never came to fruition, however. The design was also re-cut in 1993 producing two minor varieties for that year. PLEASE VISIT MY STORE AND CHECK MY OTHER ITEMS THANK YOU. The item "Very RARE 2P COIN 1971 WITH NEW PENCE VERY DESIRABLE TO A COLLECTOR" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c. The seller is "minccatali168" and is located in Skegness. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Denomination: 2p
- Year of Issue: 1971
- Collections/ Bulk Lots: one coin
- Time Period: c.1971-Now
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Modified Item: No
- Country of Origin: Great Britain