150th Anniversary of the London Underground - The 'Train' Design

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Specifications

Issued 2013
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edge Milled
Inscription Linear tube map
Mintage 1,690,000
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Design details:


This London Underground ‘Train’ coin was designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Known for their award-winning work for Flos, Swarovski and many more, the duo also designed the London 2012 Olympic Torch. The coin shows a 1967 Victoria line train and uses texture and perspectives to reflect the light and create a sense of movement. It also carries an unusual edge pattern inspired by Harry Beck’s iconic Tube map.
 

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