Obverse. Photo © Royal Mint
  • 2 Pounds 2022, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of Death of Alexander Graham Bell
  • 2 Pounds 2022, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of Death of Alexander Graham Bell
Description

Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922) was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885.

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics. Although Bell was not one of the 33 founders of the National Geographic Society, he had a strong influence on the magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903.

Alloy:
• center: 22 carat yellow gold
• ring: 22 carat red gold

Obverse

The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewelry has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Jody Clark

ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·2 POUNDS·2022
J.C

Reverse

Depicts the dial of a push-button telephone, along with the words PIONEER OF THE TELEPHONE cleverly inscribed on the buttons.

Engraver: Henry Gray

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
PI ON EER
1 2 3
OF . THE
4 5 6
TEL EPH ONE
789
* #
1847 0 1922
HDG

Edge

INNOVATION IN SCIENCE • BELL

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Gold
Center Gold
Weight 15.97 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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