The obverse portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley has been used on all UK coinage from 1998 to 2015 and is the fourth portrait of the Queen used on coinage.
The reverse is by Rod Kelly and shows Isambard Kingdom Brunel in an industrial setting, with a wheel and machinery behind him and an outer ring of chains. Engineer, bridge, railway and ship building pioneer Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed Britain and significantly shaped modern shipping, rail travel and bridge building. He was born on the 9th April 1806 in Portsmouth.
Edge reads: 1806-59 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER
2006 Brunel Engineer