Badge of the Prince of Wales

2p: Badge of the Prince of Wales

Years of issue:

1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Coin Information:

In 1982, the reverse inscription on the 2p coin was changed from NEW PENCE to TWO PENCE. Designed by Christopher Ironside, the coin features the badge of the Prince of Wales with his motto ‘Ich Dien’ (I serve). The first copper-plated steel 2p coins were struck in 1992 due to the increase of metal prices on world markets. The composition of 2p coins was changed from bronze to copper-plated steel and as a result, the coins are magnetic. The 2p coin is legal tender for amounts up to 20p.