The Royal Mint created two £2 gold proof coins in 2006 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the famous mechanical and civil engineer.
The coin's reverse was designed by Robert Evans and his initials feature just below BRUNEL. The design portrays the arched roof of Paddington station - one of Brunel's designs. For many years Brunel was the Chief Engineer for Great Western Railway, whose chief terminus was at London Paddington Station as part of the company's service between London and Bristol (and later Exeter).
On the front is the fourth portrait of the Queen, as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, while the edge of the Two Pound coin bears the inscription "SO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE".
The Two Pound Gold Coin is sometimes referred to as a Double Sovereign. It contains 14.63 grams of gold, making it twice the weight of a Sovereign. Due to their status as British Legal tender they are Capital Gains Tax Free (CGT Exempt).
At BullionByPost we dispatch our customer orders with the Royal Mail or the UPS courier service. We deliver all over the UK, as well as shipping to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Listed below are the delivery options at this time.
Please note that the cut-off point for deliveries to be sent out for the next day via Royal Mail is 2pm.
Orders placed after 2pm on Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday. For Saturday Upgrade or UPS details, scroll down.
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