Gateshead Millennium Bridge

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Specifications

Issued 2007
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 26,180,160
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Design details:

The third series of 1 coin designs depicts bridges from each of the four constituent countries in the United Kingdom. This coin features the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to represent England. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a tilt bridge which spans the River Tyne between Gateshead and Newcastle. It is the world's first tilting bridge and has won a large number of awards for its design and lighting.
 

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