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Two pence (British decimal coin)

The British decimal two pence (2p) coin – often pronounced two pee – is a unit of currency equaling two one-hundredths of a pound sterling. [1]

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Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. (30 September 1911 – 9 March 1999) was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

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Bronze

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon.

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Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 (11 July 1913 London – 13 July 1992 Winchester, Hampshire) was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

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Coin

A coin is a piece of hard material used primarily as a medium of exchange or legal tender.

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Copper

Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.

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Coronet

A coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring.

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Debt

A debt generally refers to something owed by one party, the borrower or debtor, to a second party, the lender or creditor.

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Decimal Day

On 15 February 1971, known as Decimal Day, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Feather

Feathers are epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and some non-avian theropod dinosaurs.

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George IV State Diadem

Part of The Personal Jewel Collection of Elizabeth II, the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem was made in 1820 by the firm Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for the coronation of King George IV.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara was given to the future Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893.

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Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (born 1952) is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

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Legal tender

Legal tender is a medium of payment recognized by a legal system to be valid for meeting a financial obligation.

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Lion (heraldry)

The lion is a common charge in heraldry.

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Matthew Dent (designer)

Matthew Dent (born in 1981 in Bangor, Wales) is a British graphic designer.

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Motto

A motto (derived from the Latin muttum, 'mutter', by way of Italian motto, 'word', 'sentence') is a maxim, a phrase meant to formally summarize the general motivation or intention of an individual, family, social group or organization.

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Obverse and reverse

Obverse and its opposite, reverse, refer to the two flat faces of coins and some other two-sided objects, including paper money, flags, seals, medals, drawings, old master prints and other works of art, and printed fabrics.

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Ostrich

The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family.

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Penny (British decimal coin)

The British decimal one penny (1p) coin, usually simply known as a penny, is a unit of currency equaling one one-hundredth of a pound sterling.

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Penny sterling

The penny sterling (symbol: p; plural: pence) is a subdivision of pound sterling, the currency for the United Kingdom.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Prince of Wales's feathers

The Prince of Wales's feathers is the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales.

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Raphael Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf (born 10 December 1937) is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations.

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Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom

The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.

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Royal Mint

The Royal Mint is the body permitted to manufacture, or mint, the coins of the United Kingdom.

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Steel

Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_pence_(British_decimal_coin)

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