How much is my 2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer £2 coin worth?

2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer
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The 2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer design is the twentysixth rarest £2 coin in circulation and has a value of 2 pounds, but collectors of coins currently pay £2.80* to own this coin.

Actual prices achieved with depend on the condition of the coin and the means of selling. All price and value information displayed is based on recent eBay sold prices for the items listed as Brunel Engineer £2 coin. Note: Prices gathered will most likely be for a circulated example of the coin. Uncirculated, BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) or Proof coins would be expected to achieve higher prices.

Coin YearEntered CirculationActive Circulation*
20067,928,2503,168,425

Change Checking Chances: When receiving a £2 coin in your change you have about a 1 in 113 chance of finding this design.

Do you have one to sell?: Recent sales of this coin on eBay achieved £2.69 to £2.90 based on a sample of 77 sold items, taking the mid price* and a 10% range of ordered prices. We recommend you read our £2 Coins Value Guide

Additional information about this coin:
Coin Name 2006 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Engineer
Denomination £2
Details Design A portrait of Isambard Kingdom Brunel with two of his engineering achievments, encircled by a chain with the denomination TWO POUNDS above and the date 2006 below
In Circulation Yes
Edge Inscription 1806-1859 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL ENGINEER
Design By: Rod Kelly

Notes: Entered Circulation data from The Royal Mint website. *Active Circulation is an estimated figure based on an assumed year on year reduction in circulating coins.

The Coin and The History: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on 9th April 1806 in Portsmouth. He lived during the Industrial Revolution and died of a stroke on 15th September 1859.

His father, Mark, was a French engineer who fled France during the revolution. On his return to England, Brunel began working for his father as an engineer.

Brunel designed bridges, tunnels, railways and several famous ships. Some of Brunel's works included:

Wharncliffe Viaduct - an eight-arched brick built railway viaduct running between Hanwell and Ealing.

Maidenhead Railway Bridge - at the time of building in 1838, this was the worlds widest and flattest brick arch bridge.

Bristol Temple Meads Station - at the time of opening, this station was the largest single-span building ever built.

Box Tunnel - at the time of construction, this 2,937m tunnel on the Great Western Railway line between Bath and Chippenham was the world’s longest railway tunnel

Thames Tunnel - this tunnel was built between 1825 and 1843. It runs under the Thames and was the first tunnel to be built under any river. Originally it was used by pedestrians before being converted to a railway tunnel in 1869.

SS Great Western - launched in 1837, this was the first steamship to engage in transatlantic service.

SS Great Britain - this steamship was the first iron hulled transatlantic liner, and was launched from Bristol in 1843. She was abandoned in the Falkland Islands but was rescued in 1970 and taken to dry dock in Bristol where she was restored and currently remains as a tourist attraction.

Paddington Station - Although it has undergone changes, much of this structure has survived. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Paddington Station £2 coin

Royal Albert Bridge - this bridge, crossing the Tamar River at Saltash near Plymouth, was opened in 1859 by Prince Albert.

Clifton Suspension Bridge - although Brunel designed this bridge, it was not completed until 5 years after his death. This bridge is in Bristol and spans the river Avon.

Docks - Brunel was responsible for the redesign and construction of a number of Britain’s major docks including Bristol, Monkwearmouth, Cardiff and Milford Haven.

What does the coin show? : The coin shows a portrait of Brunel wearing a top hat and smoking a cigar in front of the Royal Albert Bridge.