The Menai Bridge

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Specifications

Issued 2005
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5g
Composition Nickel-Brass 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Edwina Ellis
Edge Milled
Inscription Decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways
Mintage 99,429,500
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Design details:

The third series of 1 coin designs depicts bridges from each of the four consituent countries in the United Kingdom. This coin features the Menai Suspension Bridge to represent Wales. The Menai Bridge connects the island of Anglesey with the mainland of Wales. It was designed by Thomas Telford in 1826 and was the first modern suspension bridge in the world.

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