1999 Piedfort UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Rugby World Cup Proof

1999 Piedfort UK Coin Two Pounds (£2) Rugby World Cup Proof

This 1999 two pound coin was issued to commemorate the 1999 Rugby World Cup. This silver proof piedfort coin features a hologram reverse which is the first time it was featured on a British coin.


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Coin Specification

This piedfort coin is the same diameter as the circulation coin and is double the thickness but is struck to a proof finish. It contains twice the amount of silver as the silver proof coin. This coin comes in a presentation box with certificate.

This coin features the edge inscription RUGBY WORLD CUP 1999

Design depicts a stadium, on which is superimposed a rugby ball and goalpost. The date '1999' above separated by goal-posts from the value 'TWO POUNDS' below designed by Ron Dutton

The reverse engraving was designed by medallist, Ron Dutton. The design epitomises a stadium, the distinctively shaped rugby ball and posts. 

Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 24g
Alloy Silver
Fineness 0.925
Actual Silver Weight 0.7138 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Ian Rank Broadley
Reverse Designer Ron Dutton
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage  10,000
Finish Proof