Transatlantic Wireless

Made:
2001 in England
designer:
Robert Evans
maker:
Royal Mint

Transatlantic Wireless: 2001 Marconi Centenary £2 Coin. Illustrated card brochure containing brilliant uncirculated two pounds coin. Issued by Royal Mint, 2001. Brochure folded to 18x8x1cm. Coin inner disc cupro-nickel, outer circle nickel-brass; 28.40mm diameter, weight 12gms. Coin edge inscription: Wireless bridges the Atlantic: Marconi 2001. Reverse design by Robert Evans, features wireless waves in centre and outer border; a spark of electricity links zeros of the date and generates a radiating series of three dots indicating Morse code letter S and representing the signal successfully transmitted 1800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on 12 December 1901 from Guglielmo Marconi's station at Poldhu Cornwall to St John's Newfoundland

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Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
2001-337
Materials:
cupro-nickel alloy and nickel-brass alloy
Measurements:
brochure: 180 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm,
coin: 28.4 mm, .012kg
type:
coin
credit:
Post Office, Science Museum

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