The obverse has the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, but for the first time the legend (the writing around the edge) was changed slightly to incorporate the denomination in words ‘TWO POUNDS’ as this wasn’t included on the reverse.
The reverse is by David Gentleman and shows the date ‘1807’ with it’s zero made up of a chain link. On the coins issued in the annual BU and proof sets the initials ‘DG’ appear next to the ‘1807’ and the silver coloured part is smooth. For the circulation coins the ‘DG’ initials are absent and the silver coloured centre part has an orange peel texture.
The edge reads: AM I NOT A MAN AND BROTHER
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