What’s your favourite £2 coin design of the year 2018?


We’re on the hunt for the best Coin Design of 2018 as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards and we need your help! With over 50 new coins released this year, we’ve decided to shortlist the coins by denomination and then determine one overall winner from the top 10p, 50p, £2 and £5 coins as voted by Change Checkers!

£2 Coins

Eight brand new £2 coins have been released this year, including a stunning 5 coin RAF series and the first coin in a 3 coin series of £2s commemorating intrepid explorer, Captain Cook.

But which 2018 £2 coin is your favourite?

Cast your vote now using the poll at the bottom of the page and find out more about the different £2 coins from 2018 below!

RAF Badge £2

To mark the centenary of The RAF, The Royal Mint issued a commemorative £2 coin which is the first in the 2018 RAF series of five coins. The reverse features a design by Rhys Morgan of the Badge of the RAF – an eagle in front of a circle inscribed with the official motto ‘ Per Ardua Ad Astra’, which is Latin for ‘Through adversity to the stars’, with the Imperial Crown at the top.

RAF Spitfire £2

Designed by  Richard and Neil Talbot, the second coin in the commemorative 2018 £2 coin series marking the centenary of the RAF features one of the most famous aircraft ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire, which first flew in 1936 and went on to contribute heavily to the ultimate victory of WWII.

RAF Vulcan £2

The third coin in the commemorative 2018 £2 coin series marking the centenary of the RAF features a favourite across the Nation’s Air Festivals, the jet powered Vulcan. This impressive aircraft is instantly recognised for its sleek delta wing, as captured in Richard and Neil Talbot’s £2 coin design.

RAF Sea King £2

The fourth £2 coin in the series marking the centenary of the RAF was also designed by Richard and Neil Talbot and features the Sea King helicopter which entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1978, exclusively in a search and rescue role across six UK locations.

RAF Lightning II £2

The final coin in the 2018 RAF series features the newest aircraft to the air force, the F-35 Lightning II. As a fifth-generation aircraft, the superior air capabilities of the Lightning II will make a potent mix with the Typhoon when it enters service in 2018 and has been beautifully captured by Richard and Neil Talbot on this £2 coin.

Captain Cook £2

To mark the 250th anniversary of British explorer Captain James Cook’s Voyage of Discovery, The Royal Mint issued this historic £2 coin. The distinctive reverse was designed by Gary Breeze featuring the Stern of HM Bark Endeavour, Captain Cook’s famous ship, leaving Plymouth as the first in a three coin series that will be arranged together to reveal the full design.

Frankenstein £2

This £2 coin was issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s famous novel ‘Frankenstein’. The reverse of this gothic coin was designed by Thomas Doherty and features the words ‘Frankenstein’ in an electric gothic font and the edge inscription says ‘A SPARK OF BEING’.

Armistice £2

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, The Royal mint have issued this 2018 coin which completes the set of commemorative £2 coins released from 2014-2018 to mark the centenary of the First World War. The reverse was designed by Stephen Raw and features the words ‘The truth untold, the pity of war’, from the Wilfred Owen poem Strange Meeting.

With such poignant and stunning designs to choose from, it’s certainly going to be hard work to pick a favourite, but we can’t wait to see which £2 coin will come out on top!

The winning £2 will then be entered into our Coin Design of the Year vote as part of the 2018 Change Checker Awards, alongside the top 10p, 50p and £5 coins from 2018 to determine which coin should be crowned the overall winner!

The voting has now closed and the results can be seen below:

It’s now time for you to vote for your overall winner, shortlisted from Change Checker’s favourite A-Z 10p, 50p, £2 and £5 coin of the year.

Click here to find out which coins made the top 4 and to cast your vote for the overall Coin Design of the Year 2018.


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  1. Trev on November 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    If the Royal Mint is going to keep minting ‘special’ coins which are not being released, due to “lack of need”, they should start withdrawing the ‘general’ coins from circulation and replacing them with the specials. The Mint are in danger of alienating the general public from coin collecting in a similar way that Royal Mail has destroyed the interest in stamp collecting by over production of new issues.

    • Rachel Hooper on November 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      That’s a very interesting point Trev. It’s so frustrating for collectors not being able to find the new coins in their change. It’s great to see more of the 50ps being found in circulation, but we don’t yet know when the new £2 coins will start turning up in our change.

  2. Harley Osborne on November 19, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    As much as I love the Frankenstein design (it’s very modern compared to all the others), the book was incredibly boring. There is no plane more symbolic than the Spitfire!

    Don’t worry, I haven’t seen any either!

  3. Margaret Worrall on November 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Coins which have not been in general circulation should be disqualified!

    • Rachel Hooper on November 20, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Hi Margaret, it seems that demand for £2 coins must be low at the moment as they haven’t been released into circulation yet, which is a shame I agree. There have been some lovely designs though, so hopefully we’ll see them in circulation soon. Thanks, Rachel

  4. Halfsixpence on November 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

    The Sea King is the best design and was used to save lives.
    Can’t beat a good Chopper !

  5. Ant on November 15, 2018 at 12:59 am

    I love the Captain Cook coin, but Frankenstein clinches it for me.

  6. Timothy Shead on November 13, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This coin is very relevant for the 100 anniversary of the armistice .

  7. eva graham on November 13, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Not seen any of these £2 coins yet.The 2018 ones.

  8. Rasik on November 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Captain cook

  9. stephen on November 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    nice £2.00 coin

  10. mike williams on November 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    haven’t seen any off the coins I have voted for just seen the photos don’t expect to see them till late next year

  11. Nalaka Attanayake on November 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Great coin

  12. ken north on November 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    still looking for these coins

  13. Jackie on November 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Cant vote. Have not seen any of the 2018 £2.00 coins !!