Isambard Kingdom Brunel is arguably Britainís greatest engineer.
During a career that spanned more that thirty years he used his remarkable
inventiveness and considerable talent in a multitude of engineering
fields. His status as a truly great Briton is indeed indisputable and in
2006 the Royal Mint is proud to honour the man and his achievements with
two two-pound coins. The first commemorative design, by Rod Kelly,
features a portrait of Brunel with the spectacular Royal Albert Bridge in
the background and is encircled by symbolic chain links. The second, by
Robert Evans, celebrates Brunelís great achievements, portraying a
dramatic view of Paddington Station, the main terminus of the Great
Western Railway of which Brunel was the Chief Engineer.
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